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. 

Pro Series Podcast and Website

12/02/2021 USA Powerlifting 0

Check out Episode 3 of the USA Powerlifting Podcast! Ryan Carrillo and Josh Rohr share details about Pro Card qualifications, Pro Series payouts, International Membership and more. The dedicated website for our Pro Series is: pro.usapowerlifting.com The post Pro Series Podcast and Website appeared first on USA Powerlifting. Read More

USA Powerlifting International Membership

11/30/2021 USA Powerlifting 0

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 30, 2021 USA Powerlifting International Membership Information USA Powerlifting competitions are open to international lifters who wish to compete on a drug-tested platform against the strongest powerlifters in the world.  Historically, we have had international members who, with the permission of their home country, competed with us. Permission is no longer required if you meet the terms and conditions of our membership. Currently, we have 43 different nations represented by our Read More

International Committee – Accepting Resumes

11/18/2021 USA Powerlifting 0

We have had an overwhelming interest from athletes and nations across the globe wanting to affiliate with us. We are forming an International Committee to address this demand and plan for the future. This is an open call for USA Powerlifting members to submit resumes to be a part of this committee. You will directly impact the growth of our organization and influence the creation of our international reach. International athletes – stay tuned for Read More

Hiring Notice – National Technical Assistant Position

11/16/2021 Jan Daurio 0

USA Powerlifting is looking for a National Technical Assistant to help our Technical Operations Specialist at our National competitions. Our National events include Collegiate/High School Nationals and Mega Nationals. Pay: This is a stipend position, travel and hotel (shared rooming) will be covered. 2022 Dates: Collegiate/High SchoolNationals | March 23-30 Mega Nationals | June 6-12 Required Skills: USA Powerlifting member in good standing Good networking skills (WiFi, LAN, VNC, Remote Desktop, etc.) Strong LiftingCast skills Understand Read More

Top Powerlifting Programs | Beginners, Intermediates, Experts

11/15/2021 Darren Jackson 0

Top Powerlifting Programs For Beginners, Intermediates, Experts, and Pros | By: USA Powerlifting Coaching Staff When it comes to selecting the best powerlifting program, it can be difficult to make the right choice. After all, there’s so much information out there from countless sources, how do you know who to trust with your powerlifting training? This is especially true when selecting the best beginner powerlifting program. As a beginner you have the most growth potential Read More

USA Powerlifting Goes International after the removal from the International Powerlifting Federation

11/07/2021 Jan Daurio 0

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 7, 2021   USA Powerlifting Goes International after the removal from the International Powerlifting Federation  Today USA Powerlifting is no longer a member of the International Powerlifting Federation [IPF]. The IPF President Gaston Parage called for an ‘Extraordinary’ Congress session in Stavanger, Norway to remove USA Powerlifting. The decision comes from a 2/3rds vote of the member nations that were present at the IPF. Of the 150+ member nations of the Read More

How History Was Used to Improve Our Programs

Written by: Kevin Cann Anders Ericcson was the researcher who came up with the idea of deliberate practice for skill development.  In his book he gave a quote tat stated, “Greatness is achieved by standing on the shoulders of giants.”  This was in relation to him saying that developing high level skill begins with seeing what the other high performers are doing. In the current climate of powerlifting, coaches and athletes seem to have missed this step.  There Read More

USA Powerlifting Request for Photography Proposals

10/08/2021 USA Powerlifting 0

USA Powerlifting is now accepting proposals for photography coverage for the 2022 powerlifting year, including: Arnold Sports Festival (Columbus, OH – March 4-6) High School, Teens, Collegiate, Juniors (Lombard, IL – March 23-30) Youth,  Bench and Masters/Open Equipped and Raw (Las Vegas, NV – June 6-12). Interested parties should download the attached PDF and submit their proposal by the deadline. Proposal Deadline: November 5, 2021, 5 pm EST Any direct inquiries or questions can be Read More

Training Frequency

Written by: Kevin Cann I have seen a lot of posts recently discussing training frequency.  I posted a video on the Precision Powerlifting YouTube page discussing what makes a quality coach.  I discussed the importance of formal education in this field and experience as an athlete. Of course, there are exceptions to the rule, but as I witness more and more of what occurs on the internet with “coaches” the more I believe the exceptions are few Read More

How and When to Progress Training

Written by: Kevin Cann We all know that progressive overload is necessary to force adaptations.  However, this does not mean that every week we need to add something to training in order to drive progress.  I think in many cases that is nothing more than the coach becoming nervous about the lifter developing and rushing things a bit. Arkady Vorobyov was a 3-time Olympic medalist and sport scientist from Russia.  He found that mixing training with high, medium, Read More

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