04-01-2012, 07:47 PM
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Join Date: Sep 2011
| | Any advice/tips for first powerlifting meet?
So I have decided to try a powerlifting meet, I have never done one before. I dont have any equipment nor have ever used any, so I'm just doing the raw division. A couple questions, on the deadlifts are knee wraps allowed in a raw division? Do they even help any. I do own knee wraps but have never tried them on deadlifts. I can deadlift around 600 lbs for a 1 rep max right now, but need to try it w/out wrist straps and just chalk. And for the bench press, do guys still wear a belt in the raw division or no belt? Also, how long is the pause at the bottom? is it 1 second normally? I will be competing in the 242 class, my raw deadlift like I said should be around 600 lbs, maybe a little more who knows? My raw bench press should be at least 405 lbs. ARe elbow wraps allowed in the raw division? I know they seem to help me a little. I just dont own squat suits or bench shirts or any shit like that, I have the basics like elbow wraps (I never use them much, but they do help my bench a little bit) knee wraps, and a lifting belt. This is an APF meet. Any help or tips you guys could give me wouyld be great. I seriously know nothing about powerlifting training