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CMAND21
11-02-2006, 01:35 PM
I know lifting raw is without using any b shirts or dead suits. Does it also mean no knee wraps? I assume a belt is ok.

RedSpikeyThing
11-02-2006, 01:41 PM
This is the RAW federation slogan: "No Suits, No Shirts, No Wraps & No Drugs! This IS 100% RAW POWERLIFTING!"

And more detailed rules here: http://www.rawpowerlifting.com/pdf/rules.pdf

Nik00117
11-02-2006, 02:25 PM
Wow those are some tough rules.

I can say this much my last max out attempt on deads would be dissquallifed took me three tries to get 315 up

SaVvY
11-02-2006, 02:29 PM
for most people, when they say 'raw', there only meaning no suit, they could be using straps, and using a belt + wraps

when i say i lift 'raw', i mean i lift with no belt, wraps, straps, suits, nothing but me in some everyday clothes

Guido
11-02-2006, 02:58 PM
I think raw is generally considered as you lifting the weight with no equipment that can add poundage to the lift.

SW
11-02-2006, 03:36 PM
:withstupi me too

WillKuenzel
11-02-2006, 03:47 PM
It depends on the federation these days. I think the general idea is nothing but a belt. No wraps, no suits, no shirts.

I have seen the term "raw" include belt and wraps, though.

Dinosaur
11-02-2006, 05:45 PM
Raw is the only way to go in my book :thumbup:

NASAKYCHAIRMAN
11-03-2006, 10:21 AM
Only a belt is allowed for raw lifting:strong:


J.T. HALL
http://atlargenutrition.com/jt_hall.php

Max Thunder
11-03-2006, 10:40 AM
To me, raw means I could have done it naked with the help of chalk only.

Sexybeast777
11-15-2006, 03:21 AM
Raw is always the way to go, but a bench shirt can prevent injuries

mikesbytes
11-22-2006, 03:39 AM
This is the RAW federation slogan: "No Suits, No Shirts, No Wraps & No Drugs! This IS 100% RAW POWERLIFTING!"

And more detailed rules here: http://www.rawpowerlifting.com/pdf/rules.pdf

Whats ment by Class I thru Class IV ?

krboyd7
11-22-2006, 03:43 AM
Only a belt is allowed for raw lifting:strong:


J.T. HALL
http://atlargenutrition.com/jt_hall.php

No belts.... seriously!

Guido
11-22-2006, 09:21 AM
Whats ment by Class I thru Class IV ?The Class system is a way to separate lifters by experience or ability levels. It's also a way to gauge your own level of strength in comparison to others of your weight and age group. Classes are usually delineated by total weight lifted for the Big 3 or for each lift.

EvanH
11-22-2006, 11:44 AM
So using chalk is ok? I only use it for deads.

Guido
11-22-2006, 01:42 PM
Yes chalk is okay.