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Excerpt — Powerlifting

Equipment for the Squat

As a powerlifter, you must become familiar with the equipment and rules for the organization in which you lift. If you are planning to lift in more than one organization, make sure you are familiar with each organization’s rules because there is a good chance that there are differences.

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Training with Gear

At some point during your training cycle you may decide to add lifting gear such as knee wraps, groove briefs, a power belt, power suit, bench shirt, and wrist wraps. This gear could be used only for training. As the meet gets closer, start to use the gear you plan to use in competition.

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Building the Bench Press

To build the bench, you must do several things. First, train the bench to perfect its technique and build strength in it.

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