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Unequipped Federation

Hey guys, I was wondering if someone could steer me towards a fed where I can lift without any gear. I’m not one of the RAW nuts that post sometimes, I just don’t have desire to use equipment yet.

I don’t really know about the “politics” or ins and outs of the sport or which feds are considered the most legit.

Contests in the midwest are a definite plus as well.

Thanks,

-Conor

Check out http://www.powerliftingwatch.com/compare-federations for a list of unequipped federations.

[quote]PowerliftWatch wrote:
Check out http://www.powerliftingwatch.com/compare-federations for a list of unequipped federations.[/quote]

Thanks man, that helps alot.

Best of luck Conor.

Also remember that there are no rules against lifting raw in a geared federation.

[quote]RickJames wrote:
Also remember that there are no rules against lifting raw in a geared federation.[/quote]

exactly…

you can lift in any meet with just a singlet…bench shirt, squat suits, etc. are not a requirement…

www.nasa-sports.com.

I feel similarly. I have never competed, but I found this site while checking around, and plan on going to one of their meets near here.

The WDFPF has both raw and single ply equipped divisons.

[quote]DPH wrote:
RickJames wrote:
Also remember that there are no rules against lifting raw in a geared federation.

exactly…

you can lift in any meet with just a singlet…bench shirt, squat suits, etc. are not a requirement…[/quote]

Yeah, that’s a good point and something I didn’t think about. I suppose at my level of experience, I’m not going to be competitive at very many meets anyway, so if the equipped meets are more convenient I might as well go to them.