Powerlifting Misconceptions

Lately I’ve been seeing some powerlifting numbers thrown around on the LBEB and I feel there might be a misconception or a lack of understanding as to what powerlifting, specifically geared powerlifting, is. Did you know or realize that when you see numbers like a 1000lb bench press or even a 1000lb squat, these are not in fact what we at LBEB would call “pure lifts”? In other words, the lifts were not accomplished using only the power of the human body and gear that is designed to keep it safe like a belt.