Originally Posted by ruelisla
Answer on your second question: In my own opinion raw PL is no gear at all no belt no straps. But in other federation they allowed to use belt or knee sleeves during competition.
That is why you need to check the federation to see what is allowed. There are none that I am aware of that allow straps.
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