I know this is a super dumb question, but I am slightly confused...
I've read here and there that RAW means, basically, you do your lifts with no special equipment. I assumed this meant no lifting shirts, squat suits, wraps, straps, and so on,
However (this is where I got confused) I see videos of guys doing RAW lifts who seem to be wearing wearing suits and wraps and gloves and straps out the ying yang.
So, just to clear things up, what does RAW mean? And what exactly is considered "Special Equipment"?
I'm new to the whole powerlifting competition thing, so any help understanding this stuff is much appreciated.