Powerlifting singlets are integral to the lifting experience. They should provide comfort and flexibility in every exercise as well as meet lifting meet requirements. It's important for powerlifting singlets to be made of materials that allow lifters to easily maneuver, and aren't prone to tearing. If you're in the International Powerlifting Federation (IPF), you also need to wear singlets and other gear to powerlifting meets that adhere to their requirements, providing no additional support for the lifter.
The reason powerlifting meets require singlets is so judges in a competition can effectively grade the lifts. With baggier clothing, it is more difficult to tell if the lifter comes off the bench when lifting. For squats, powerlifting singlets allow judges to more easily determine if the lift is parallel with the ground. They also help judges see hitch and lockout on the deadlift.
Strength Shop USA carries long-lasting singlets that help ensure a comfortable powerlifting experience while meeting IPF standards. Our powerlifting singlets are made of 100% polyester, and come in a variety of colors and sizes. Combine them with other powerlifting gear for the optimal lifting experience.