Equipment summary for each category

Detailed below are the maximum limits of equipment allowed in each division.

If a lifter chooses to, they may lift wearing only a singlet/soft suit and the required shoes and socks, however may be at a disadvantage if competing in a division where other equipment is allowed.

Raw

  • Singlet / soft suit for all lifts
  • Belt and wrist wraps are allowed
  • Knee sleeves are NOT permitted
  • Knee wraps are NOT permitted
  • Skins or compression wear is NOT permitted
  • A tshirt (or sleeveless tshirt) MUST be worn for the squat and the bench press

Classic Raw (WPC) / Raw Plus (GPA)

  • Singlet / soft suit for all lifts
  • Belt, wrist wraps, and knee wraps or knee sleeves are allowed
  • Skins or compression wear is NOT permitted
  • A tshirt (or sleeveless tshirt) MUST be worn for the squat and the bench press

Equipped Single Ply

  • Squat suits and deadlift suits will consist of single ply polyester not to extend beyond 4” from the top groin
  • The use of single ply briefs is permitted
  • Bench shirts will consist of single ply polyester and must be closed back
  • If a single ply bench shirt is not worn then a tshirt (or sleeveless tshirt) MUST be worn for the bench press
  • Singlet / soft suit must be worn for benchpress
  • Velcro is NOT permitted on the bench shirt, squat suit or deadlift suit
  • Wrist wraps, knee wraps and belt are allowed

Equipped Multi Ply

  • Squat suits and deadlift suits may consist of multiple plies to any thickness
  • Velcro straps on the squat suit and deadlift suit are allowed
  • Briefs may consist of multiple plies to any thickness
  • Bench shirts may consist of multiple plies in polyester, denim, or canvas
  • If a multi ply bench shirt is not worn then a tshirt (or sleeveless tshirt) MUST be worn for the bench press
  • Singlet / soft suit must be worn for benchpress
  • Velcro or open back bench shirts are allowed
  • Wrist wraps, knee wraps and belt are allowed

If you have any questions, please refer them in writing to our Technical Officer.


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