Part of the reason is that BDFPA is a much smaller federation than GBPF, so the pool of lifters is smaller which will mean qualifying totals will be lower to encourage people.
[quote="veganlifter"]There is no point in making the qualification lift to find that every competitor is going to destroy you by a substantial margin.
Sorry mate but that is rubbish. If you like powerlifting and are keen to compete, you should compete regardless of whether or not you can place well, or even qualify. Get out there and do it!
[quote="veganlifter"]I see on the vegan strength table this is well within reach of 40% or more of people 90kg and over, so you guys who compete what sort of bench marks did you set yourself past the qualification weights? I would like to compete one day but don't envisage this will be for at least 5 years.
My bench mark is to beat my own total. I've dropped a lot of weight recently in an attempt to be more competitive, but even still my total is around 60kg off British qualification. I don't care.