hey guys! I competed in my first powerlifting meet yesterday and figured some of you might want to see!
powerlifting is basically going for one-rep-max attempts in the squat, bench press, and deadlift -- you get 3 attempts for each lift and the sum of your best attempts in each lift is your total. There are 3 judges that make sure you hit depth on squat, follow commands, lockout your lifts, etc. I made all of my attempts except for my last deadlift at 200kg/440lbs, where my lockout was shaky.
200kg/440lbs - No lift, 2 reds from side judges
8/9 successful attempts
480kg/1058lbs Total @ 196lbs BW (198lb Class), 21y/o in Junior 20-23 Division