I don't support "raw lifting" I was at a meet this last weekend and i couldn't believe how many people want to enter the OLD SCHOOL MEET in novemeber... let me tell you the difference between raw and what i call old school. In the raw federation they don't allow any drugs, you can't bench on your toes, no knee wraps and some don't even allow wrist wraps. I believe in all the above as "nessasary" or an option so they WILL be allowed at the meet.
Old School Is Different Than Raw Lifting
Former APF Oregon State Chair Rick McClung echoes some of what Rickey Dale Crain has been saying when he explains the difference in his mind between "old school" lifting and the more recent raw movement.