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Powerlifting 101 - FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a crossover?
A crossover is an second, third, or fourth entry into a meet for a reduced rate for the same lifter. For example if a open lifter is a police officer, they can enter as an open and crossover into the police division. If a lifter is a Masters 40-44 and a fireman, they could enter the masters 40-44 meet and crossover into open division and into the fire division. If the lifter is a disabled master 50-54 and in the military, that lifter could enter as a disabled lifter and crossover into the master 50-54, the open division, and the military division. Each crossover enters the lifter into another part of the meet and makes them eligible for additional trophies.
When does my ALL RAW membership expire?
All Raw provides membership for one calendar year only.
All memberships expire December 31 of each year no matter when they are purchased.
What are the Weight Classes?
When a weight class is listed, it is always listed as the top weight you can be for that class. for example, a 148 pound class can weigh a maximum of 148.75 lbs. A 165 pound lifter can weigh a maximum of 165.25 pounds. All weight class are pound conversions from Kilograms, thus the fractional weights.
What do I need to wear to compete?
Every competitor must have singlet for every lift. On the Squat and Bench you must wear a T-shirt under your singlet. You also need to wear shoes for the Squat and Bench. On the deadlift you must have deadlift socks that reach up to the top of the patella tendon. You do not need a T-shirt or shoes for the deadlift.