Weight classes are broken down into sections. Most feds use the following.
Muscle and Brawn Bodybuilding, Powerlifting and Muscle Building. – Powerlifting
2.As far as Raw, it varies slightly from fed to fed. Some will allow knee sleeves, others knee wraps. Pretty much all of them will allow a belt and wrist wraps.
3. The levels change from organization to organization, but they are based on your total. The higher your total, the higher the level. Each one is a nice goal to shoot for as you get stronger.
Best meet lifts: 1040squat, 730 bench, 730 deadlift
Best total: 1040-680-730=2450
"This is about strength, not getting a 10.0 form score from the Russian judge" Steve Shaw