How the International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) is Structured

This video goes over how the International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) is structured. There are a number of national Powerlifting federations out there and some of them are also part of regional federations and international federations.

In this video, I go over how the IPF is structured as newer lifters are typically confused on the matter. For example, if you live in the US, then your regional federation would be the North American Powerlifting Federation (NAPF) and then your national federation would be USA Powerlifting (USAPL).

In addition, I go over how you can find out the qualifying process in order to compete at a Regional Championship or World Championship representing your national member federation. For USAPL members, you can check out to see the selection process for each national team.

If you have any questions about the IPF structure or the qualification process, then you can ask them below or email my at

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