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Old 12-05-2010, 04:07 PM   #1
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Powerlifting competition gear

I'll be doing two power lifting competitions in the coming months. This is new for me. I've started to look thru the pertinent rule books. Anyone here do these competitions before? I see that there are singlets for each of the events. Necessary or only for advanced competitors? Belts and wraps? I do not train with either. Any advantage to these belts? What type belt? Is the more flexible deadlift belt ok for all lifts? Both of the competitions will be with the Senior Olympics. I watched a competition two years ago. I think that there were a few competitors in regular gym shorts. Anyhow, any feedback is appreciated.
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Old 12-05-2010, 04:26 PM   #2
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Re: Powerlifting competition gear

Any legit PL meet will require a singlet. You can order one at any PL gear site or just use a standard wrestling one.

As for other gear it'll depend whether you're in the raw or equipped division. Raw generally means you can't wear anything other than a belt, wrist wraps, and knee sleeves. Equipped usually means squat suits and bench shirts. Raw is probably the better option for a first time competition. Read the rules for the particular federation to get clarification on what you can and can't wear.

Check any of the million recent threads about what kind of belt to wear and why they're useful, but I'd say the words "flexible" and "belt" shouldn't go together. If a belt is very flexible it's not going to do any good.
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Old 12-06-2010, 06:47 AM   #3
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Re: Powerlifting competition gear

what do you think of this belt? (wfs)
http://www.flexcart.com/members/elit...d=299&pid=2840
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Old 12-06-2010, 06:59 AM   #4
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Re: Powerlifting competition gear

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what do you think of this belt? (wfs)
http://www.flexcart.com/members/elit...d=299&pid=2840
For deadlifting yes - not for general use.

Ask the promoter what rules they are going by and get a copy of the rulebook.

Google Bob's Belts. They have some great belts. I've got one in my garage now that I've had for over 10 years.
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Re: Powerlifting competition gear

thank you all for the feedback.
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Old 12-07-2010, 08:05 PM   #6
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I recommend bestbelts.net (wfs)
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Old 12-07-2010, 08:24 PM   #7
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Re: Powerlifting competition gear

Every federation has different rules. Looks like whatever federation you choose, you want to compete in the "raw" division - meaning little to no equipment.
I compete in USAPL Raw. We only allow a belt and knee sleeves (not wraps). Singlet is mandatory for all competitors.
I like the Inzer forever lever belt. I also bought my singlet from Inzer.

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