What is powerlifting you ask?
Powerlifting is a strength sport and weight training exercise that consists of three attempts at maximal weight on three lifts: squat, bench press, and deadlift.
It involves the athlete attempting a maximal weight single lift of a barbell loaded with weight plates
In competition, lifts may be performed equipped or un-equipped (un-equipped, referred to as 'raw'. Equipped referring to a supportive bench shirt or squat/deadlift suit or briefs)
Weight belts, knee sleeves, wrist wraps and special footwear may also be used, but are not considered when distinguishing equipped from un-equipped lifting.