09/01/2021 Mass-Lift 0

09/01/2021 On 25 August 2021, the IPF Doping Hearing Panel decided to impose a number of consequences on the USAPL as a sanction for breaching the IPF Anti-Doping Rules (ADR). The decision can be accessed via the following link https://www.powerlifting.sport/fileadmin/ipf/data/news/2021/files/210825-Decision-IPF-v-USAPL.pdf. From 1 January 2021, the World Anti-Doping Code has stipulated that International Federations must require their National Federations to conduct testing only under the documented authority of the International Federation. As a Signatory of the World Read More

USAPL suspended by the IPF!!

The USAPL has been suspended by the IPF. We discuss how we got this far, what this means for the future, and what the 2021 IPF Worlds will look like without the USAPL. Also discussed is the new USAPL pro series.  6 Pack Lapadat, Arian “Messy” Khamesi, Wild Bill McCarthy & Rory Lynch host. 

Europa Games 2021 – Phoenix

08/03/2021 Mass-Lift 0

Mass-Lift Productions will be live streaming this year’s USA powerlifting Europa Games in Scottsdale, Arizona on Friday, August 6th through Saturday, August 6th. We have a special page dedicated to the coverage of the event which can be accessed HERE or by clicking on the logo above.

Building Technique as an Emergent Property

Written by: Kevin Cann For some reason technique in the powerlifting world seems to be quite controversial.  I have never participated in a sport that technique was not emphasized.  Seems quite a few coaches believe that as long as you can lift by the rules that your technique is fine.  I could not disagree with this statement more. Over the years I have gone back and forth with this.  Sheiko really hammered into me the importance of technique, but Read More

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Arnold 2021 Postponed until 2022

03/03/2021 USA Powerlifting 0

We have been informed that the Arnold 2021 in Columbus will be postponed due to COVID.   The organizers will be holding their bodybuilding and strongman competitions in fall of 2021, but are looking to bring back the expo and the other sports in March 2022. As we get closer to 2021 Fall/Winter, we hope to have additional news on the format for the 2022 Arnold. The post Arnold 2021 Postponed until 2022 first appeared on Read More

Why Slow Incremental Progress is Important: A Neurochemistry Approach

Written by: Kevin Cann A coach I follow had asked this question on his Instagram, “Is it ever warranted to hold back an athlete’s rate of progress?”  This is a great question, and one that I have wrestled with over the years.   When I started with Sheiko, he literally told me what to put on the bar when we had our test.  It was always a 2.5% to 5% increase in each lift.  I actually surpassed this number Read More

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: USA Powerlifting Takes the IPF to the Court of Arbitration for Sport

02/15/2021 USA Powerlifting 0

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 15, 2021 USA Powerlifting Takes the IPF to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Anchorage, Alaska) Today USA Powerlifting filed a case in the international Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against the International Powerlifting Federation (IPF). The case is an appeal challenging the IPF’s decision not to recognize the World Records earned by [9] powerlifting athletes at the 2020 Arnold Sports Festival. After pursuing our case for recognition of these World Read More

Deconstructing the Volume Paradigm

Written by: Kevin Cann Powerlifting is filled with high frequency and high volume programs these days.  I think this stems to Dietmar Wolf and Boris Sheiko gaining popularity in America around the same time that raw powerlifting was starting to really blow up.  Mike Zourdos’ dissertation on daily undulated periodization also occurred around this time as well.  Making it “evidence based” to use this type of programming. The thing about Wolf’s and Sheiko’s programs were they took recommended Read More

2021 National Website Live

01/19/2021 USA Powerlifting 0

The 2021 Nationals website is now live at nationals.usapowerlifting.com Due to COVID restrictions, this event is capped.  Important information regarding registration can be found on the Event Updates page. #21usaplnats     The post 2021 National Website Live first appeared on USA Powerlifting. Read More

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2021 USA Powerlifting National Governing Board Meeting Announcement

01/10/2021 USA Powerlifting 0

2021 USA Powerlifting National Governing Board Meeting Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront 100 N Atlantic Ave Daytona Beach, FL 32118 Sunday June 20th 9:00am – 5:00pm All current USA Powerlifting members are invited to attend the 2021 National Governing Board (NGB) Meeting. The official agenda will be posted on the USA Powerlifting website the week of June 13th. Nominations for Executive Committee Members: Deadline for Nominations May 20th Elected Executive Committee Positions (3-year terms): Treasurer Secretary Read More

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