I don't think I have ever heard anyone say the weight classes need revamping. Why do people compete in Powerlifting? Interesting. If the USAPL/IPF was a big umbrella they could accommodate many lifters and maybe have less feds. GB lifters in World Championships are registered with the IPF for Out of Competition Testing (OCT). They love the challenge, the competition, the camaraderie, etc. On the other side, I don't like frequent rule changes in the IPF and the chaos that will follow this rule change. Are they trying to pass a no lift off rule? HOO's Gym: building the strongest gym in the South, one plate at a time. But they will adapt only because they have no other choice and they have no way to change the stupidity that has taken over the federation. I never said that I don't believe the proposal. HOw will this demand lifters to be leaner? Well, the way to get that down is to give OMT's in large amounts to the countries with the most failures. Let's stick with this long-term now that its been passed. Not looking forward to all the record issues this will cause. Just like 50% or more of our membership is in the heaviest of weightclasses, I'm sure the opposite is true in many Asian countries. need fewer classes, not more. A pain for those maintaining ranking lists but maybe better overall to keep the IPF/USAPL separate from the rest of the PL world. Karl Di Falco finally emerged after years of near misses with a pair of records, Squat and Total. But really what's the point of trying to make it different from every other federation and meet in the world? Even with the 275# cutoff for SHW, there are gross size disparities in the class. It hasn't ever passed before so there's really no need for alarm because as of now it's just another proposal. [/quote] The USPA is a premier powerlifting federation created by lifters, with the goal of ensuring lifters are provided an opportunity and location of showcasing the result of their efforts in a safe and competitive environment. [/quote] [quote=Internet Judge][quote=hornedn] This isn't the frist time that weight class changes have been proposed for consideration by the IPF. Last point: IPF already doesn't have the 308 class, so is drawing the cut-line between HWT and the next class down at 264 really all that much different than drawing it at 275? I think the IPF forgets that the lifters make them.... if they don't show up, they cease to be. However this pans out, the USAPL needs to come forward with an official statement. Lifters will adapt and go with it. Classic Women Masters 4. The new weight classes are based on the distribution of the IPF powerlifting population and use the same research base as was used to develop the Wilks formula. Good for the publicity if athletes look more estetic. What about all the records they are all frozen and new ones are open for grabs. Why do people compete in Powerlifting? [/quote] This isn't the frist time that weight class changes have been proposed for consideration by the IPF. I do not get it. And no, powerlifting is not going to benefit from this, that is just an insane remark. They should have a 290 and 335 class. They want the failure rate to be near 1%. Jezza is the name everyone knows and these records are safe as the big man ambles off into the Masters. Follow us on. Amongst the big names we find the impish Brett Gibbs and since injured Nathan Tanis. [quote=hornedn] This isn't the frist time that weight class changes have been proposed for consideration by the IPF. Classic Women Masters 2. 75---------24-------10 Owen Hubbard, 23, is a British Powerlifter who just put up a massive total for the 74kg weight class in competition. Tim Henriques' book "All About Powerlifting" is available NOW, get your copy here. ; 1 Pound=0.45359237 … People have think they may done it because of an Olympic Status, knowing very well the executives and people woh follow the IPF attempts for being recognized by the IOC, that the problem has being the doping control and in my personal opinion the inconsistence of rules by so many federations, that this rule makes it even worse. 135 On the other hand i hope that they don't apply old records to the new weight classes. Before it was proposed to correspond with the changes in Olympic weightlifting. Basketball players have gotten taller, but nobody wants to raise the height of the net. In the letter from the IPF president detailing the reasons why the IPF failed to gain recognition there is no mention of weight classes. Powerlifting has had many changes over the years and there has always been arguments about them. Are you sure? Thor deadlifted 250 pounds, unofficially setting a new Canadian record in his weight class for 13-year-olds. I've always defended the IPF in rules that may not be accepted by general public, like prohibing athletes to lift in other International feds. [quote=Elder][quote=Shreku]stop whining like babys. Records are one issue (probably manageable), but I'd guess being the only fed with "weird" weight classes would a bigger issue. Additionally, it varies from state to state and depends on the federation in question. Weight categories were approved. No, the IPF will adapt to the lifters will, or it will crash. [/quote] Nobody can explain this so it makes sense. If you are a high school powerlifter, your weight classes will also be different. Let's stick with this long-term now that its been passed. [/quote] [quote=Shreku]I think it is a positive change. J Hack. Bottom line, I think it's stupid. The State Record keeper is the State Chair (with the exception of special divisions). But look at Chris Yip’s Junior and Open Deadlift, 305kg, an all time, all brands best, with more to come. why not just leave it the way its been since the start of powerlifting. [quote=Internet Judge]Heinrich Janse van Rensburg: new weight class changes has been approved, will start from 1 Jan 2011! [/quote] The bench rule is realy bad. IPF is an international fed and the USA is only a small percentage of the membership. Fewer weight classes equals deeper competition and a fair worldwide distribution. You see a PROPOSAL is not the same thing as a mandate. [quote=IronBug]Lifters will adapt and go with it. Why in the world after all these years would you change the weight classes. 55 In 2017 we conducted some 140 anti-doping tests, all at our own expense. But seeing the many reactions I dont think this rule was in consideration of what is best for the athlets. If the no lift off on bench rule has been passed, there will be serious backlash... good luck un racking an 800lb shirted bench with no lift off. ‎"The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand." Same goes for powerlifting. Over all i'm in favor of this change. No - 84.8% 783 While the table below is accurate, make sure to check with your local federation to ensure you have the most up-to-date standards. That is going to get a lot of people hurt! Powerlifting is a strength sport that involves performing three main lifts: squat, bench press, and deadlift.There are multiple weight classes and athletes have three attempts at each lift depending on the individual and organization; in an effort to achieve the highest total possible. 62kg; Lift Name Weight Nat Date Location; S: Michael Kuhns: 247kg: USA: 16 Dec 2017: Biglerville: B: Standard: 145kg – – – D: Standard: 250kg – – – T: Standard: 590kg – – – Mr. don't like it? I think athletes should respect the choice of the ipf. Rob Schmidt, .....this makes about as much sense as them saying their lifters will be suspended if they compete at RUM. 65 Reduce Number of Weight Classes Luckily in the US we have plenty of choices to choose from. Georgian super heavyweight breaks world record total at weightlifting worlds. -Jack Just like everything else the IPF does, these new classes are phuggin ridiculous. Tim Henriques' book "All About Powerlifting" is available NOW, get your copy here. 95 Making a change like this would change a very important part of powerlifting. POWERLIFTING RECORDS EQUIPPED MEN. [quote=werner800]I like it. Updates, questions, or comments should be dir… [/quote] USA Powerlifting Arizona is the home of USA Powerlifting for the State of Arizona and is governed by USA Powerlifting. That's from the IPF Facebook page. Its just another reason to not lift in the USAPL/IPF. Classic Men Junior. A: If you exceed a record in an older age category (or younger for your Jr and below), you are credited for the additional age category. 155--------. Old records should be preserved. On the other side, I don't like frequent rule changes in the IPF and the chaos that will follow this rule change. But these things are not changed because a 10' net and a 90' run to first base are long accepted parts of those games. 105--------8--------17 But about the weight changes the IPF has done I can not agree in this. Not to mention the several thousand drug tests that will need to be issued in result of this, how much will that cost? However ... within the last 20 or so years, the weight classes have been changed in Int'l Weightlifting, Int'l Wrestling, college wrestling, and HS wrestling, to name a few. im sure the % of no would be much higher if they had said "make 120 kilos highest non shw class" [/quote] The lifter with the highest total in his weight class wins that class. It seems a little bit odd, but this will demand lifters to be leaner. Like I wrote above, I've thought for a couple years now that the IPF as a federation was taking steps to limit the bigger lifters and as a result the bigger weights lifted. don't compete there. Cameron McKenzie has held on to a lucky 888kg Total record since 2016. You can revoke permission after signing up for the newsletter. Because that's who posted this on IPF Facebook page. Uhm stupid just like their whole org. 2019/2020’s top 62s have a way to go but lurking in the background is former record holder Kevin Gray, readying to fill the void in 2021. The IOC is bending the IPF over but if we make changes will powerlifting be guaranteed a spot in the Olympics anyway? move on with your life, It's strange to me, but change is always strange. 85 By OlympicTalk Sep 28, 2019, 9:17 AM EDT. The Washington State USA Powerlifting maintains state records as allowed by the USAPowerlifting Technical Rules (note that there have been several changes to lifter divisions effective 1/1/2015). It hasn't ever passed before so there's really no need for alarm because as of now it's just another proposal. Date Name Sex Div Class Weight State Equip Event SQ BP DL Total; Date Name Sex Div Class Weight State Equip Event SQ BP DL Total; Jesse Rodgers 7493 Tanya Dr Harrison, TN 37341 rodgersmadmax@comcast.net 423-255-3672. But what you mentioned as far as why people started competing to begin with is very true. 39. Weight Training & Powerlifting Records 1 Kilo=2.20462262 lbs. Ken Ufford. Why in the world after all these years would you change the weight classes. [/quote] whaaaaaa! I think the IPF forgets that the lifters make them.... if they don't show up, they cease to be. change is the basic principle in life. But is that stage really that important anymore. Class Lift Lifter Country Year Fed 123 639 Andrzej Stanaszek Poland 05/09/02 EPF 132 551 Mike Booker USA 2002 AAU 148 580 Jonathan Garcia USA 03/07/20 USAPL 165 644 Yoshihiro Higa Japan 07/12/20 JPA 181 760 Aleksey Nikulin Russia 06/24/18 IPL/RPU 198 804 Amit Sapir Canada 04/16/16 APA 220 822 Joe Sullivan USA 09/26/20 WRPF 242 859 Kevin "Oak" Okolie USA 02/01/20 SPF In 2017 we conducted some 140 anti-doping tests, all at our own expense. Now it will be more difficult for the ranking lists to be maintained on PLWatch and PLUSA mag. Are you serious? The OpenPowerlifting project aims to create a permanent, accurate, convenient, accessible, open archive of the world's powerlifting data. WEC Equipped Records (update: October 9, 2019) WEC Classic Records. Very difficult. 2019/20’s dominant Super Tony Reinmuth looks secure with that title for a while but 1042kg is the big ask he has to chase. On Nov. 14, 2020, the 23-year-old powerlifter competed in the USA Powerlifting (USAPL) Virginia Winter Wrecker competition at a bodyweight of 98.4 kilograms (217 pounds) — 6.4 kilograms (14 pounds) under the maximum weight allotted in the 105-kilogram class. No, the IPF will adapt to the lifters will, or it will crash. Second, I think compressing the SHW class down to 120/264 is inappropriate. Powerlifting Weight Classes. I think they should stay just as they are. But is that stage really that important anymore. 155 Yes 41.2% 328 As part of the USA Powerlifting organization, we practice and promote a positive environment, strong community support and a … That is going to get a lot of people hurt! The problem with this is that in some countries the IPF is the ONLY choice. I think this will make more peeps move over to NASA and it's "powersports" ! Please note: If you have recently broken a record at a competition and the correct level 264.56 yeah like there is no difference between that weight and someone 365. [quote=Ken Ufford]Are you kidding? 75 My concerns are, at least, twofold. In general you are right. I think the IPF forgets that the lifters make them.... if they don't show up, they cease to be. It will make past greats efforts basically irrelevant. accept the change and adapt. If you compare the weight classes proposed by hacketjj1, above to the IPF and USAPL men, here's the approximate percentage of the lifter population in each (to make it simple I rounded the percents so it may not add up to exactly 100). It makes the competition duffer in every weight class. 135--------2--------10 Classic Women Junior. change is the basic principle in life. British Powerlifting is the only UK powerlifting organisation that carries out independent WADA compliant drug testing. Before it was proposed to correspond with the changes in Olympic weightlifting. USA Powerlifting Record FAQ; American Records; Retired American Records (Old weight classes retired as of 12/31/2014) this move destroys what those in the past achieved. Why would they make this change? Questions for National/American Records please email: nationaloffice@usapowerlifting.com. Do you really care? I heard that the IOC made no recommendations regarding weight classes. Doesn't make sense to have even less heavyweight classes. Vince Lombardi. whaaaaaaa! In my opinion this changes may be IN A CERTAIN WAY a disrespect to the past lifters that dedicated their athlete carrer to the IPF, and also a disrespect to IPF own's history, that is IF THE RECORDS ARE TO BE CLEARD TO START AGAIN (which it is not known yet). let the IPF haters whine all they want. More info about the changes here: http://www.powerlifting-ipf.com/News-Detail.63.0.html?&no_cache=1&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=641&tx_ttnews[backPid]=2&cHash=6441b7164e, http://www.powerlifting-ipf.com/News-Detail.63.0.html?&no_cache=1&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=641&tx_ttnews[backPid]=2&cHash=6441b7164e[/quote]. SPF World Records; Open Powerlifting; Join. State records may be set by a registered USA Powerlifting member at any sanctioned USA Powerlifting, NAPF, or IPF meet and judged by certified State, National, or International referees. here are the results of IPF's own survery on the topics at hand. 95---------13-------17 As a matter of fact I said this isn't the first time. Ken Ufford[/quote] First is respecting tradition. The numbers don’t lie, this is a quality class but fresh blood is needed for 2020. 55---------6--------1 The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) restructured its weight classes in 1993, 1998 and 2018, nullifying earlier records. 85---------19-------14 National Raw Records for Men: Weight Class: USAPL: 100% Raw: NASA: ADFPF: UPA-AD 132 314 330.40 231.48 187 None 148 337.25 360.40 294.31 302.50 165 165 402.25 400 363.76 374 314 181 385.75 385 363.76 385 364 198 443 425 418.87 374 412 220 523.50 490 451.94 423.50 425 242 462.75 485.60 415.57 451 457 275 501.50 585 I will comment about this in an educated constructive criticism way. all Glory to God. Dear lifters, officials and friends, I want to begin this message by wishing everyone a very merry and reflective Christmas. There will be a significant rise in failures followed by a large drop. 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