In this VIDEO, I go over another topic as part of my Powerlifting Mistakes series. In this series, I go over mistakes I made in the sport when I first got started, and common mistakes I now see at meets from beginner lifters. For this video, it’s all about equipment.
Lots of lifters don’t read the rules as far as the minimum equipment required to compete. In addition, lots of lifters don’t know what additional equipment is allowed for the division they’re competing in. While the additional equipment may not make or break your meet, the required equipment can. For example, if you don’t have a singlet and there’s no way to get one the day of the meet, then you won’t be able to compete. So, it’s very important to know what equipment is required and to obtain all the equipment in the lead up to the meet.
In addition, it’s important to know if there are only some specific brands that are allowed. For example, at higher-level USA Powerlifting (USAPL) meets, all the equipment needs to be specifically listed on the IPF Approved List. Whereas for local-level USAPL meets, your equipment only needs to meet the technical specifications outlined in the rule book. And once you go to higher-level meets, like IPF Worlds, then the IPF Approved List also applies.
If you want to learn about other common mistakes powerlifters make, then check out my Powerlifting Mistakes Playlist linked below. And if you want to learn more about equipment and what are the best options for you to buy, then check out my Powerlifting Budget Playlist also linked below.
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My name is Arian Khamesi and I’m a Powerlifting Coach under The Strength Guys. In addition, I’m involved in the sport of Powerlifting as an athlete, meet director, referee, scoring manager, committee member, and more. On this channel, I produce videos that are beneficial for Powerlifting athletes, coaches, meet directors, and referees. The videos will be most applicable to those involved in an International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) affiliate, like USA Powerlifting (USAPL). But many of the tips and tricks can also be used for those involved in other Powerlifting federations.