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LouPac
03-03-2008, 10:02 PM
Anyone have info on where some are being held in the Northeast? I would like to start participating this year with my meager lifts.

noahfor123
03-03-2008, 10:11 PM
You can search for meets on powerliftingwatch.com. They also have information aout what federations are raw.

If you don't mind, I have a related question, and that is: what are the most respected or best raw federations to lift in?

BFGUITAR
03-03-2008, 11:41 PM
You can search for meets on powerliftingwatch.com. They also have information aout what federations are raw.

If you don't mind, I have a related question, and that is: what are the most respected or best raw federations to lift in?

Anything that doesn't have their big 3 as bicep curl, tricep kickback, and leg press.

nhlfan
03-04-2008, 12:25 AM
Anything that doesn't have their big 3 as bicep curl, tricep kickback, and leg press.

..wh-what? I just ordered a new double-ply bicep curl suit!

drew
03-04-2008, 06:25 AM
powerliftingwatch.com

There are usually a few raw meets in VT.

Travis Bell
03-04-2008, 08:48 AM
probably the USAPL. 100% RAW was up there but lately they've taken some heat about their drug testing, which I'm not informed enough to make a judgement call on

Paul Stagg
03-04-2008, 09:01 AM
Please keep in mind you can lift 'raw' in any meet. So find a meet near you, and lift in it, regardless of their gear rules.

LouPac
03-04-2008, 10:05 PM
Thanks for the info guys.

Uncle Fester
03-04-2008, 10:22 PM
Where in the Northeast?

LouPac
03-04-2008, 10:32 PM
New Jersey.

Powerfulkate
03-13-2008, 02:53 PM
May 10th - third annual APA Delaware Power Classic -the Training Center in New Castle DE.
We have a recognized raw division, as well as standard gear and unlimited gear. That means your lift goes into the books recorded as raw.
Some sanctions let you lift raw, but do not recognize the lift as being such.

The DPC has in the past had about an even number of raw and equipped lifters.

I am one of the meet directors, any questions you have you can PM me.
I am a diehard raw lifter myself.:thumbup:

Invain
03-13-2008, 03:12 PM
Please keep in mind you can lift 'raw' in any meet. So find a meet near you, and lift in it, regardless of their gear rules.

I know competing isn't always about winning or placing for some people, but IMO I don't see the point in ever lifting at a non-raw meet raw. I guess if you just want the experience, but if your the least bit competitive you might as well expect last place.

Powerfulkate
03-13-2008, 03:26 PM
:nod:
I know competing isn't always about winning or placing for some people, but IMO I don't see the point in ever lifting at a non-raw meet raw. I guess if you just want the experience, but if your the least bit competitive you might as well expect last place.

Absolutely agree .. when I was choosing sanctions, as not only a competitive lifter but also as a meet promoter, my first priority, as a diehard raw lifter, is always the recognition of the raw division as its own entity.

manofsteel99
03-13-2008, 03:38 PM
pardon for the newb question, but since we are on the subject, but are you alowed to use knee wraps in raw powerlifting meets?

Powerfulkate
03-13-2008, 03:43 PM
pardon for the newb question, but since we are on the subject, but are you alowed to use knee wraps in raw powerlifting meets?

The answer to that question can be different with each seperate federation.
APA / WPA allows wrist wraps, knee wraps and a belt in the raw division.

Paul Stagg
03-13-2008, 05:28 PM
I know competing isn't always about winning or placing for some people, but IMO I don't see the point in ever lifting at a non-raw meet raw. I guess if you just want the experience, but if your the least bit competitive you might as well expect last place.

That's exactly what I did... well, I beat one guy.

It was an awesome experience.

Kate, I live in Baltimore, and I'm going to try to make it up for the meet.

C.Pop
03-14-2008, 10:41 AM
I know competing isn't always about winning or placing for some people, but IMO I don't see the point in ever lifting at a non-raw meet raw. I guess if you just want the experience, but if your the least bit competitive you might as well expect last place.

What about to get a legitimate raw lift on the books in the federation that you compete in? I did my last meet raw and came in second place. Oddly enough, I got beat by a guy who also went raw. Fed was APF.

Invain
03-14-2008, 02:13 PM
I thought if you lifted in a federation that isn't exclusively raw then it doesn't go in the books as raw.

Powerfulkate
03-15-2008, 11:57 AM
I thought if you lifted in a federation that isn't exclusively raw then it doesn't go in the books as raw.

Different federations have different rules - some recognize both, some recognize only one division - no separation between geared or raw, some recognize raw on only the state level (APF) but not national or world levels. I chose to work in the APA becaue the APA recognizes the raw division on a national and world level.
I used to run my meets as APF, alongside the DE state APF chairman, and he chose to keep raw state records even before the APF made the decision to officially recognize raw divisions. Even now, APF meet directors do not have to allow a separate raw division if they choose not to.

[/QUOTE]Kate, I live in Baltimore, and I'm going to try to make it up for the meet.[/QUOTE]
Paul - Hope you can make it to the Delaware Power Classic on May 10th.
I go all out and try to make sure everyone has a blast!

Powerfulkate
03-15-2008, 12:03 PM
And by the way................
AT LARGE NUTRITION kindly sponsored one of my meets in the past, and I believe that I can say that I was given word that they will be once again helping to sponsor the 2008 Delaware Power Classic -
thank you Chris Mason! :thumbup:

LouPac
03-19-2008, 05:04 AM
Thanks for the post Kate, I sent you a PM.

chris mason
03-19-2008, 10:23 PM
And by the way................
AT LARGE NUTRITION kindly sponsored one of my meets in the past, and I believe that I can say that I was given word that they will be once again helping to sponsor the 2008 Delaware Power Classic -
thank you Chris Mason! :thumbup:

Yep, done!

LouPac
03-19-2008, 10:53 PM
So should I wear my At Large shirt since they're a sponsor? Or maybe I shouldn't since I won't be lifting that much. :(

thewicked
03-20-2008, 07:51 AM
probably the USAPL. 100% RAW was up there but lately they've taken some heat about their drug testing, which I'm not informed enough to make a judgement call on

That's what I was about to say... USAPL and 100% raw fed are the closest you're gonna get. You can compete raw in ANY meet you enter, just don't expect to place against suits and multiply gear. If you're just looking to lift and put on a show and have a great time then it doesn't matter..if you're looking to be competitive with everyone besides yourself, you might better look into one of those two organizations but again, some FEDS do have an open class! Never hurts to try!

Powerfulkate
03-20-2008, 11:51 AM
So should I wear my At Large shirt since they're a sponsor? Or maybe I shouldn't since I won't be lifting that much. :(

Start gobbling down their supplements - you will be blasting up big #'s before you know it!

The Raw Division with APA is a seperate division, so if you compete in the raw division, you will ONLY be competing against other raw lifters.

LouPac
03-20-2008, 07:12 PM
That's what I was about to say... USAPL and 100% raw fed are the closest you're gonna get. You can compete raw in ANY meet you enter, just don't expect to place against suits and multiply gear. If you're just looking to lift and put on a show and have a great time then it doesn't matter..if you're looking to be competitive with everyone besides yourself, you might better look into one of those two organizations but again, some FEDS do have an open class! Never hurts to try!


I'm just starting out so I know I probably won't be giving anyone a run for their money right away. In the gym I have a 350BP, 395 squat, and a 450 deadlift. Who knows how I'll do in a meet, I know for sure my bench will be lower. My deads have been getting stronger so we'll see, but I don't really have my hopes up to compete with anyone just yet. My main goal is to get my feet wet, see what the experience is like, and set a baseline to see where I have to improve.


Start gobbling down their supplements - you will be blasting up big #'s before you know it!



Oh, I am, believe me.

thewicked
03-21-2008, 09:38 PM
NICE NUMBERS MAN! I think you're better at this than y ou think! plus powerlifting is all about you and the weight..people forget it's a sport competing more so with yourself! if you go out there and give it your damnedest and put on a good show and do better than you've ever done then it's still a victory!

LouPac
03-23-2008, 10:33 PM
NICE NUMBERS MAN! I think you're better at this than y ou think! plus powerlifting is all about you and the weight..people forget it's a sport competing more so with yourself! if you go out there and give it your damnedest and put on a good show and do better than you've ever done then it's still a victory!

Are they really? I see so many guys on here and in the gym doing more than me and it makes me feel weak! lol Although there are a lot of monsters on here. But I agree, it is all about competing with yourself. It's a struggle with being better than the average human and pushing your body beyond its limits.
Question for the experienced lifters: I normally walk around at 200lbs, would it be better for me to compete at 198, or bulk up more and compete at 220? FWIW, I stand at about 5'10"

nhlfan
03-24-2008, 12:40 AM
depends on how soon your next competition is, I guess. What kind of bodyfat percentage do you carry right now?

LouPac
03-24-2008, 02:03 AM
depends on how soon your next competition is, I guess. What kind of bodyfat percentage do you carry right now?

Probably close to 20.

nhlfan
03-24-2008, 03:39 AM
eh, if you can keep your strength up, try to do a meet in the 198s.