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    How do I find a local powerlifting competition?

    I'm in Fort Worth, TX and I'd like to compete but I don't know how to find a competition. Can anyone help me?

    225lb @ 17% bodyfat, currently cutting
    Current lifts while cutting (all raw): bench 275x4, squat 365x8
    Estimated current maxes: 300 bench / 450 dead / 450 squat
    Competition / Gym PRs (from March 08)
    Bench: 325 raw / 385 loose shirt
    Deadlift: 450 raw ADFPF 04/26/08
    Squat: 405 raw

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    WABDL House Of Pain World Cup
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    Decide which federation/etc you want to compete with, and look them up on the web. google.com is your friend.

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    well I plan to compete in may/june time, hopefully my bench will be in the range of 280-320 ish. Does that make me competitive at all for my age? I would be entering the 181 category possibly 198 but probably 181. Also, is it possible to compete in just bench? And, how much will a bench shirt add? I've never seen one before haha..

    225lb @ 17% bodyfat, currently cutting
    Current lifts while cutting (all raw): bench 275x4, squat 365x8
    Estimated current maxes: 300 bench / 450 dead / 450 squat
    Competition / Gym PRs (from March 08)
    Bench: 325 raw / 385 loose shirt
    Deadlift: 450 raw ADFPF 04/26/08
    Squat: 405 raw

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    There really is no "good or bad" in powerlifting. Yes there is glory in being the best, but the atmosphere is friendly enough tat what you should be worrying about it "Will I do improve?"

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    April 17th
    APF Louisiana State
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    Info? Garry Frank (the strongest powerlifter in history) 1-630-892-1491 (If you're interested in competing in this contest, please hold off on calling him until after he returns from the Arnold Classic, thanks.)

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    UAPC National Powerlifting and Benchpress Championships (I don't really know anything about this federation.)
    Irving, Texas
    Info? Steve Bevill 1-903-288-8101 or Luke Bevill llivebsb@aol.com

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    NASA East Texas State Championships
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    Rich Peters 1(405)527-8513 sqbpdl@aol.com

    In most powerlifting competitions, you can compete in the 3 lift, just the benchpress and/or (sometimes) just the deadlift.

    You should get yourself a bench shirt now, so that you've got a few months to train in it. At your lifting level, I'd suggest getting a single ply Inzer phenom. That's a great shirt and you'll be able to work with it for a year or so. Also, I think that it's legal in all federations, so you won't have to worry about getting your shirt denied by the promoter (you should always check with the promoter though.)

    In powerlifting, just compete against yourself and work to hit a higher number at each contest (don't sweat what the other lifters are doing.) The lifters in powerlifting are really cool and they'll be cheering ya on whether you're benching 200 or 600 pounds.

    -Seanzilla
    Last edited by Paul Stagg; 03-08-2004 at 07:34 AM.

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    APF South Texas
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    Info? Call Gary at 1(800)378-6460

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    Go to www.apa-wpa.com. The APA does plenty of meets in Texas.

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