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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 smae 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.
Why does an entry into the AAU cost $5 more than an entry into 100% Raw or the AAPF?
The AAU has a policy that each lifter signs a consent for out of meet drug testing. The meet directors must send along with the consent a $5 fee per lifter.
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.
State Records: You can set a state record for the only the state you live in regardless of the location of the meet. A Massachusettes lifter who lifts at a Vermont meet will still be eligible only for Massachusettes state Records.