Hey guys and girls, i have been looking around the web for a raw meet to do around spring/summer in the South east of england (eg crystal palace). I havnt found much in the way of anything, mainly just bench and deadlift (why no squat?) in essex (shudders).
Also, this would be my first meet - complete newb. I just want to rock up with wrist wraps and knee sleves - would this be a problem?
Go onto the BDFPA website abnd click on events, got the whole 2012 powerlifting calender on it. I am competing in the scottish open on the 29th of january in the 100kg class. Lifts are 227.5kg squat/160kg bench/290kg deadlift, Dont know how this compares to other 100kg lifters though,will be my first meet too. Go for it man!
Not really south east, but the GBPF south west open is normally in April, though there’s normally a lot of unequipped lifters there too. That’s been in Cheltenham the last 2 years. Then the GBPF south west unequipped is normally in May, that was held in Bournemouth last year. Both are always really well run competitions.
Oh yeah, not really sure if it matters with it being your first comp, but GBPF use the new IPF weight classes that started in Jan so there is no 100kg, 110kg etc. Closest class is the 105kg, otherwise its 120kg or 93kg.