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What is power lifting?

Power lifting is a competitive sport in which participants try to lift as much weight as possible during the squat, deadlift,and barbell bench press exercises.

Power lifting is a sport in which athletes compete in three lifts, the squat, deadlift, and bench press. There are very strict guidelines regarding technique and form that determine whether or not the repetition is a 'good lift'. There are different types of power lifting meets. A raw meet is where the competitors perform each lift wearing minimal support equipment (squat belt, knee, elbow and wrist wraps). Then there are meets where the competitors wear gear that allow them to lift more weight; such as bench shirts and squat suits. Each lift in a competition is performed for 1 repetition, up to 3 sets. Each competitor tries to put up the best total weight in all the lifts performed.

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