Competition Guide & IPF Rules

I have never competed before, what should I expect?

If you have never competed before or are relatively new to the sport, don't panic. There will be plenty of officials and other lifters available on the day to give advice, so please remember to ask somebody if you are unsure about anything.

For more detailed advice here is a Competition Guide to competing at a Super Training event.


Where can I find the British Powerlifting rules?

British Powerlifting operate under IPF (International Powerlifting Federation) rules. Lifters are expected to lift in accordance with IPF Technical Rules (Powerlifts and rules of Performance - from page 21, Personal Attire (Unequipped) - from page 42) and to wear IPF Approved attire.

It is strongly advised that all lifters, particularly novices, read these documents carefully before competing.


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