Here we'll discuss technique for the squat,bench, and deadlift. We'll also talk about competitions and any other shenanigans.
So what is power lifting? Isn't that weight lifting?
Power lifting focuses on the Big 3: Squat, Bench Press and Deadlift. While weight lifting is the snatch and the clean and jerk.
Where can I compete?
There are a lot of federations with different rules and types of competitions. Some are push and pull or all three. Like weight lifting there are weight classes. You can find about competitions in your state/counter here: http://www.usapowerlifting.com/calendar.shtml
What is the deal with the equipment?
In Raw competitions, this is without the use of suits. You can use a belt, knee wraps and you must be in a wrestling singlet.
Equipped lifting is where you use a squat suit and a bench shirt. These lifters lift more than Raw lifters, some people are not really impressed ( I think it's neat).
These are specifically power lifting programs, but they all focus on the Big 3. The whole point is to get lifting.
www.chaosandpain.blogspot.com (very nsfw)
www.reddit.com/r/weightroom (they just did some really cool AMAs so check them out)
Okay, if there is anything that I missed, completely wrong, needs to be added just say so.