As some of you guys know, i'm working on a school essay about strength sports... in particular, powerlifting. I have to do a short presentation on friday as well, where I'm going to be including videos of some big lifts and present pictures. I'm also going to pass around my knee wraps, squat suit, singlet...etc. I'm arguing that using supportive gear in competition is not "cheating". I'm looking for a little info on the history of strength sports and where gear first originated. I'm not looking for you guys to write my essay for me, just aid me in strengthening my arguments/points.
Thanks in advance.