Thanks to you both for the input. I’ve sent a few emails off for clarification. I have a singlet, which isn’t a problem. My “raw” totals are close to 1200 lbs now… not exactly world class, but might be close to my natural, 185-190 lbs, 34 year old body can get!haha…
I’m guessing the “right” answer is for me to go to the next meet and just watch, not compete, and get a feel for it. But at 34 years old, I realize I don’t exactly have forever to put off competing if I really want to!
Strange though, I’ve only been here in Vancouver for a year, but really haven’t come across anyone into Powerlifting at a organized level, and the only meet I can find is the IPF one. I mostly train at home, which doesn’t help with the contacts. Then again, as I’m sure you know, most “health clubs” don’t exactly have an abundance of actual lifters either!!haha…
Ruggerlife beat me to it about the shirt and suit, but the singlet is fine (as long as it conforms to the rules about logo, length in the legs etc.). The rules say the maximum amount of gear you can have… using less is pretty much always allowed. You also need to wear tighty-whites (no idea how to spell that) as other types of underwear aren’t allowed.
Toronto is kind of the same as Vancouver. There are PL clubs all over Ontario except in Toronto (although we’re working on changing that). The CPU is also by far the largest federation, so if you want to have several meets a year with lots of competition that is really your only option. Particularly on the women’s side.