If you scroll to the bottom of the .pdf, they have listed their criteria for Elite, Master, Level I and so on.
What are your thoughts, are they reasonable numbers or pretty sissy?
Everything is raw, no drugs, no wrist or knee wraps, suits or shirts. Chalk/Talc, and belt only.[/quote]
There is only one way to find out, put on a belt and total elite if these numbers are sissy! Me being in the 275 class, I would have to get a 450 bench, 550 squat(way deeper than what the multi-ply feds will pass), and a 680 dead all in just a belt. I am not too far off, but I don’t think these numbers are too sissy. Try it and see. Also for the guys who make the argument that a belt is not raw, I just want to say the belt is for injury prevention. You can lift more in a belt, I agree, but please don’t try to compare a supportive belt with the ever advancing powergear of today this is adding massive amounts of pounds to lifts. I know where you are going with that argument, it doesn’t hold water. I think that any rational person can agree the belt is for safety, and the 30 pound carryover you get out of a belt will pretty much stay the same throughout your career. You don’t have to learn how to work a belt to get more pounds out of it and I don’t see too many double denim belts adding 300 pds to a lift. That is why we consider Raw as having a belt and singlet, it is for safety reasons.