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New Powerlifter


#1

I plan on competing in my first powerlifting comp this holiday season and I was wondering what kind of numbers should I expect from competitors. For reference, I am 21, 5' 10, and will lift at either 198 or 220.


#2

What’s the meet? There’s a good chance PowerLiftingWatch has the previous year’s meet results.


#3

What’s the meet? There’s a good chance PowerLiftingWatch has the previous year’s meet results.


#4

dkovash,

Congrats on making the commitment to do your first meet. Like many of us, I’m sure you’re super competitive. You should focus that competitive fire on beating your current numbers. Don’t get distracted by what your competition may or may not look like. You could take first place because nobody else shows up in your class. Focus on performing the lifts to the standards of the organization and walking in ready to give it 100%.

Powerlifting is a marathon, not a race…you will be much stronger this time next year if you stick to it. Look at the chart below. Find you raw total…ok now look at the next level up…there’s your competition, there’s your goal.

Good luck.

RAW MEN’S POWERLIFTING CLASSIFICATION CHART
Wt. Class 114 123 132 148 165 181 198 220 242 275 275+
ELITE 904 984 1059 1185 1298 1396 1471 1551 1607 1654 1728
MASTER 850 904 974 1087 1190 1279 1354 1476 1518 1518 1594
CLASS I 750 810 871 979 1068 1148 1209 1279 1321 1359 1420
CLASS II 661 712 768 858 937 1012 1068 1125 1162 1199 1251
CLASS III 571 623 670 754 820 881 932 984 1017 1045 1087
CLASS IV 502 543 586 656 712 768 810 853 890 914 951


#5

Congratulations! Let us all know how you get on!
I’d like to compete for the first time next year, and I’ve just started a forum thread on here asking people for any help they could give me…

So from one beginner to another… good luck!


#6

Remember, This is a marathon, not a sprint. Stick with it, powerlifting is a great sport.

C4G