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    What is the point of competing?

    I am having a hard time convincing myself to compete. I kinda don't see the point and it would cost a lot of money. Why do you compete? For records? Recognition? I am also sick of gear and hope someday everything will be raw but that is a different story. Can any of you try to convince me to compete?

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    lol i agree with u

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    if you can't convince yourself then you're right--it's not worth it. there's no point

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    no one is going to convince you to compete. you obviously don't have the drive to do so and to convince you otherwise would be a waste of my time.

    i compete because i have to.
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    If you don't wanna compete, then you don't wanna, no-one else can really ''convince'' you to do so. As for the gear thing, you didn't really need to mention that, since nothing is stopping you from competing in a raw federation.
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    Originally Posted by qwark1 View Post
    I am having a hard time convincing myself to compete. I kinda don't see the point and it would cost a lot of money. Why do you compete? For records? Recognition? I am also sick of gear and hope someday everything will be raw but that is a different story. Can any of you try to convince me to compete?
    One if you don't see the need to compete find a new hobby

    Two you don't compete, so you should not even have an opinion on Gear or Raw lifting

    Three did you play sports in High School? If so why did you compete in those sports? Why should there be any sports what so ever?
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    - get to know people interested in powerlifting
    - i cant wait until i get my first comp. done, itll be kinda cool to be able to say youre a competitive powerlifter, there arent too many about, anyone can just lift in the gym
    - i havent actually competed yet, so i imagine there are dozens of other reasons that you only realise once you have competed
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    To muscle_g. Why can't I have an opinion on gear just because I havnt done a competition? I have used squat suits and bench shirts before and know how they work and what they do, I just don't like them and feel they are unnecesary. I kinda want to compete because I think I can set some records but with so many feds and different gear configurations, the records don't have much prestige.

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    For now I use competition as a way of testing myself, and gaining experience. In a few years time I'm going to compete and win/break records.
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    I compete to measure myself against other people on the same platform. I compete to set PRs for myself that are more meaningful (to me) than gym PRs. I compete for the comeraderie of my fellow lifters. I compete because it lets me set a target and have a goal. I compete because it's fun and exciting.

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    Originally Posted by qwark1 View Post
    To muscle_g. Why can't I have an opinion on gear just because I havnt done a competition? I have used squat suits and bench shirts before and know how they work and what they do, I just don't like them and feel they are unnecesary. I kinda want to compete because I think I can set some records but with so many feds and different gear configurations, the records don't have much prestige.
    Well then if you feel that way there's alot of Fed's out there that has Raw divisions as well as geared divisions. See your gear problem there is now solved.
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    I really feel this was a troll but either way. This thread has some great reasons for competing in it. Talking about people's first meet experiences.

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    Originally Posted by Danimal View Post
    I compete to measure myself against other people on the same platform. I compete to set PRs for myself that are more meaningful (to me) than gym PRs. I compete for the comeraderie of my fellow lifters. I compete because it lets me set a target and have a goal. I compete because it's fun and exciting.
    This describes what I meant better than what I said.
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    Athletes compete.

    Sort of the entire point.

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    Originally Posted by qwark1 View Post
    I am having a hard time convincing myself to compete. I kinda don't see the point and it would cost a lot of money. Why do you compete? For records? Recognition? I am also sick of gear and hope someday everything will be raw but that is a different story. Can any of you try to convince me to compete?
    I compete because it's more fun than just lifting in a gym.

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    Originally Posted by qwark1 View Post
    I am having a hard time convincing myself to compete. I kinda don't see the point and it would cost a lot of money. Why do you compete? For records? Recognition? I am also sick of gear and hope someday everything will be raw but that is a different story. Can any of you try to convince me to compete?
    I compete in bench press competitions for several reasons:
    1. PR
    2. Records
    3. Recognition
    4. Titles
    5. More Sponsors
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    i dont rly care to compete either. i dont want to wear a singlet

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    Originally Posted by jeff00z28 View Post
    i dont rly care to compete either. i dont want to wear a singlet
    That's a very strange reason?
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    Sane people have competitive spirit, some people enjoy powerlifting enough to train a lot to compete.

    Some people enjoy reading enough to try and compete at that, see how it goes?


    Everybody has there little niche which they can be competitive in, you need to find yours.

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    Originally Posted by qwark1 View Post
    I am having a hard time convincing myself to compete. I kinda don't see the point and it would cost a lot of money. Why do you compete? For records? Recognition? I am also sick of gear and hope someday everything will be raw but that is a different story. Can any of you try to convince me to compete?
    you could compete in raw PL feds.

    I compete because its fun and I eventually want to be able to qualify and place in a national level competition (oly lifting), so yes for me recognition and the possibility of setting some sort of record in the future are driving forces for me you could say; I don't really believe in the mantra of competing only against yourself (the competitive event is against other people but being competitive is hard)

    only you can really say if its worth the time/money, I would say try one out at least and see if you like it.
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    What danimal said makes great sense. The problem for me i guess is that gym pr's are enough satisfaction for me right now. If i am going to lift I want to lift in the ipf/usapl because that seems like the best/most prestigios fed but then I would have to train and compete in gear if I wanted to do good and place. I think powerlifting has to get organized into one federation with one standard. If this happened then I would compete for sure because I would know that I am competing against the best and everyone is on an even playing field. With multiple layer gear and even some single layer gear(super katana for example) not only can you lift hundreds of pounds more but the actual lift and training for the lift are changed and that is what I don't like. I just wish we could go back to the good old days with very limited or no gear.

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    Dont compete then who cares.
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    What danimal said makes great sense. The problem for me i guess is that gym pr's are enough satisfaction for me right now. If i am going to lift I want to lift in the ipf/usapl because that seems like the best/most prestigios fed but then I would have to train and compete in gear if I wanted to do good and place. I think powerlifting has to get organized into one federation with one standard. If this happened then I would compete for sure because I would know that I am competing against the best and everyone is on an even playing field. With multiple layer gear and even some single layer gear(super katana for example) not only can you lift hundreds of pounds more but the actual lift and training for the lift are changed and that is what I don't like. I just wish we could go back to the good old days with very limited or no gear.
    I pretty much agree with everything you said, just know you've opened a can of worms with this post
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    Trophy's or it's a hobby.
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    Originally Posted by Diana Meeque View Post
    if you can't convince yourself then you're right--it's not worth it. there's no point
    Originally Posted by isaku900 View Post
    no one is going to convince you to compete. you obviously don't have the drive to do so and to convince you otherwise would be a waste of my time.

    i compete because i have to.
    Originally Posted by PotKettleBlack View Post
    If you don't wanna compete, then you don't wanna, no-one else can really ''convince'' you to do so. As for the gear thing, you didn't really need to mention that, since nothing is stopping you from competing in a raw federation.
    Originally Posted by muscle_g View Post
    One if you don't see the need to compete find a new hobby

    Two you don't compete, so you should not even have an opinion on Gear or Raw lifting

    Three did you play sports in High School? If so why did you compete in those sports? Why should there be any sports what so ever?
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    Originally Posted by Danimal View Post
    I compete to measure myself against other people on the same platform. I compete to set PRs for myself that are more meaningful (to me) than gym PRs. I compete for the comeraderie of my fellow lifters. I compete because it lets me set a target and have a goal. I compete because it's fun and exciting.
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    .......just know you've opened a can of worms with this post
    Yep, I felt the troll was strong in this one.
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    Originally Posted by qwark1 View Post
    What danimal said makes great sense. The problem for me i guess is that gym pr's are enough satisfaction for me right now. If i am going to lift I want to lift in the ipf/usapl because that seems like the best/most prestigios fed but then I would have to train and compete in gear if I wanted to do good and place. I think powerlifting has to get organized into one federation with one standard. If this happened then I would compete for sure because I would know that I am competing against the best and everyone is on an even playing field. With multiple layer gear and even some single layer gear(super katana for example) not only can you lift hundreds of pounds more but the actual lift and training for the lift are changed and that is what I don't like. I just wish we could go back to the good old days with very limited or no gear.
    Cry me a ****ing river. You haven't even done a meet yet but you have all these opinions on the sport. Give me a break.
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