First Meet, August 7 2021

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Plenty of reasons. How can root your feet to the floor with those shoes falling apart.
I'm always spreading and twisting outward when I drive so that hole hasn't affected my foot plant.
 

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Is this one suitable? Can I get one with wider material where it goes over my shoulders?


https://inzernet.com/products/singlet?variant=22455114170453

Go to the USAPL website and read the rules. That’s always been the biggest complaint about that federation because they have SO many kind of weird rules.

I’m not sure if they updated it but for the longest time they wouldn’t allow singlets with logos over a certain size. Also, the singlets need to be USAPL approved.
 

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Also, is there any reason I shouldn't wear these shoes?

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Well I'm not sure even I would use those. Lol . Still, I have always squatted in running sneakers. There's nothing wrong with it.
 

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I just did my first meet in Feb, so I’m familiar with USAPL rules enough and have my second meet in July.

You CAN and NEED to wear underwear. They have to be TIGHTY WHITEY style briefs. Not boxers, not boxer briefs. I wore nicer black ones but can’t go down leg.

You need better shoes for planting your feet.

Strategize on what your three attempts look like, consider a handler/buddy. You have 90 seconds after your lift to adjust numbers for next lift, if you’re likely to miss out like I did with the adrenaline pumping.

Hydrate and bring snacks. Rest up. Warm up.

I never practiced in my singlet and it was fine. Get a tan.

My singlet was from Stoic and is a USAPL approved one, I like the look, more modern and clean than the bigger logos. They have a sick army green one now.

All of your attire must be USAPL approved, but due to Covid they are doing visual rather than more hands on approval of undies. Tee shirt should be regular cotton and logo free unless a USAPL approved logo. My gym was meet’s location and therefore their merch was fine.

I just read some of the rules.

I cant wear underwear? And I have to carry a KG / LB conversion chart because I have to give my weights in KG? I've never even seen a KG plate.

https://www.usapowerlifting.com/lifters-corner/new-lifter-tips/
 

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I just did my first meet in Feb, so I’m familiar with USAPL rules enough and have my second meet in July.

You CAN and NEED to wear underwear. They have to be TIGHTY WHITEY style briefs. Not boxers, not boxer briefs. I wore nicer black ones but can’t go down leg.

You need better shoes for planting your feet.

Strategize on what your three attempts look like, consider a handler/buddy. You have 90 seconds after your lift to adjust numbers for next lift, if you’re likely to miss out like I did with the adrenaline pumping.

Hydrate and bring snacks. Rest up. Warm up.

I never practiced in my singlet and it was fine. Get a tan.

My singlet was from Stoic and is a USAPL approved one, I like the look, more modern and clean than the bigger logos. They have a sick army green one now.

All of your attire must be USAPL approved, but due to Covid they are doing visual rather than more hands on approval of undies. Tee shirt should be regular cotton and logo free unless a USAPL approved logo. My gym was meet’s location and therefore their merch was fine.
Thanks for that info. I definitely will not have anyone with me, I'll be alone. I'll order new shoes, undies, tee shirt and singlet.

My belt is ok, right?
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After reading those rules I am much more confused than I was before.

So I am required to wear socks that cover my shins for deadlifting?
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After reading those rules I am much more confused than I was before.

So I am required to wear socks that cover my shins for deadlifting?
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Yes. But they can’t be too long and they can’t be too short. ****ing crazy huh?!

The biggest complaint about the USAPL is all the crazy rules.
 

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Yes. But they can’t be too long and they can’t be too short. ****ing crazy huh?!

The biggest complaint about the USAPL is all the crazy rules.
Do I have to wear different socks for squat and press?
 

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Do I have to wear different socks for squat and press?

Nah. There’s nothing specific for those two lifts. So you can wear same socks as deadlifts or whatever normal socks you feel comfortable wearing.
 

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Is it legal to use a belt for bench press? Is there any reason to?
 

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Is it legal to use a belt for bench press? Is there any reason to?

You can use a belt during bench or not. Whichever you prefer. Most do.

I usually wear a belt on max effort. Your entire body should be tight throughout any compound movement. So just like you wear a belt in squat to keep your core tight, same for bench.

Give it a try on a training day to see what you think.
 

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BBBG- whats up bro! Good to see you here.
You can use a belt during bench or not. Whichever you prefer. Most do.

I usually wear a belt on max effort. Your entire body should be tight throughout any compound movement. So just like you wear a belt in squat to keep your core tight, same for bench.

Give it a try on a training day to see what you think.
 

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I used to when I was lifting super heavy and younger. Now I dont but I would probably bench a little better and have more support.
You can use a belt during bench or not. Whichever you prefer. Most do.

I usually wear a belt on max effort. Your entire body should be tight throughout any compound movement. So just like you wear a belt in squat to keep your core tight, same for bench.

Give it a try on a training day to see what you think.
 

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Since my bench suffered a lot at my practice meet because of having to pause at the bottom, would anyone recommend I do pause sets for all of my bench training between now and the meet?
 

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The fact that the usapl has rules governing what kind of underwear you can wear should give you pause. Congrats on signing up for your first meet. My first was also a usapl meet but I moved to the APF shortly after and never looked back. Meets are stressful enough and worrying about your underwear should be the last thing on your mind. Go and have fun, learn a ton and then go lift in a federation that is, well, more fun and lifter centric. Also, this may sound obvious, but don’t forget to eat on meet day. I thought I could survive on carb drinks all day. Big mistake.
 

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I weight 206 and my class limit is 206. If I weigh in at 207 does this mean I am eliminated rather than bumped up to the next weight class?
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No you'll just have to compete in the higher weight class. Shedding a few pounds shouldn't be very hard if you are dead set at competing in a specific class.
 
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