In the International Powerlifting Federations technical rules they indicate the following:
- The first and heaviest discs loaded on the bar must be loaded face in; with the rest of the discs loaded face out.
I noticed this for the first time yesterday while watching a Eddie Hall's Deadlift. I started looking at more powerlifting meet videos and of course, they're all the same. I am wondering if I should follow this practice during my gym lifts but I can't imagine why it's a rule in the first place.
What is the reason for this rule?