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    Competing in Powerlifting

    So, I was thinking I would compete sometime in the future, maybe when I can break a 1300 total raw. I was wondering, what is/are federations I can consider joining, and is my current total good to lead me into a solid power lifting career at 19 in the 242 weight class?

    Thanks, in advance.
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    i would recommend competing for the fun of it. you shouldn't worry about breaking records or seeing if you fit in before entering a meet. compete against yourself for PRs. check out http://www.powerliftingwatch.com/node/4421 for local meets in the area and work from there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Szust View Post
    So, I was thinking I would compete sometime in the future, maybe when I can break a 1300 total raw. I was wondering, what is/are federations I can consider joining, and is my current total good to lead me into a solid power lifting career at 19 in the 242 weight class?

    Thanks, in advance.
    There are several great federations in FL. I suggest go watch a few powerlifting meets in your local city/state. This will give you a grasp about how a meet is conducted.

    Here is a link for meets in FL: http://www.powerliftingwatch.com/florida

    Don't wait until you can get a 1300 total, jump on in and have fun

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    compete just for hte thrill...i love putting on a show infront of the crowd. I like lifting with my buddies that I don't see much beyond at meets adn I love just being on stage. Get out there and have FUN or it's not worth doing.
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    Thanks for the posts guys. I feel like competing will also give me more of a reason to keep training hard. We'll see. I won't compete until after waterpolo season ends in November of this year, so I have a while to research it.
    6'1" 250 lbs

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    460 Deadlift

    1155 Total (raw)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Szust View Post
    Thanks for the posts guys. I feel like competing will also give me more of a reason to keep training hard. We'll see. I won't compete until after waterpolo season ends in November of this year, so I have a while to research it.

    Competing has taken my training to the next level

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    Quote Originally Posted by Szust View Post
    Thanks for the posts guys. I feel like competing will also give me more of a reason to keep training hard. We'll see. I won't compete until after waterpolo season ends in November of this year, so I have a while to research it.

    Waterpolo??? You are playing Waterpolo at 17.5% bodyfat?? And I'm not making fun of WP, you have to be in hella good shape to play that sport, it's a real grueling sport actually.

    Me personally, I prefer Marcopolo myself.

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