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. 

PRESS RELEASE: USA Powerlifting Immediately Suspended From IPF For Drug Testing

08/27/2021 USA Powerlifting 0

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 27, 2021 USA Powerlifting Immediately Suspended From IPF For Drug Testing (Anchorage, AK) USA Powerlifting received the judgment from the IPF Doping Hearing Panel. Despite our plea to allow nominated athletes to compete, much like the IOC and IPF did for Russia (ROC), The IPF has denied athletes the right to compete. We are essentially being suspended for too much drug testing and not for doping violations. A 12-month suspension for Read More

Values Cannot be Given, They Need to be Discovered

Written by: Kevin Cann This article will go along with the video that I posted on the Precision Powerlifting YouTube channel.  The video was titled “The Program is a Language to Communicate with the Lifter.”  I wanted to highlight one part of that video because I think that it is so important for coaches to understand. As coaches I feel that we are often attempting to force our values and ideals onto our lifters.  We have in our Read More

Press Release: August 15, 2021 Update on IPF vs USA Powerlifting Drug Testing Matters

08/16/2021 USA Powerlifting 0

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 15, 2021   (Anchorage, AK) We want to update our members and follow-up to the July 30, 2021 Press Release regarding the IPF charges of USA Powerlifting with failing to comply with the WADA Code, and the threat of fines and suspension. As anticipated, the IPF made new changes to their Doping Hearing Panel (DHP) procedures in order to rush to judgement: Arbitration Judge appointed by IPF, 1 day notice Arbitration Read More

Patience with Urgency

Written by: Kevin Cann John Wooden, the legendary UCLA basketball coach once said, “Be quick, but don’t hurry.”  This quote was to teach certain skills to his basketball players.  You need to be quick to beat your opponent, but the second you begin to hurry mistakes are made.  This applies to powerlifting also. Powerlifting is a sport where slow incremental progress becomes inevitable after the initial beginner gains.  I think many people get fooled here because they believe beginner Read More

Training is as Simple as Finding and Attacking Weaknesses

Written by: Kevin Cann As coaches I think we get stuck in our own heads sometimes about how to write the best program in the fucking world.  I know I can speak of my younger self in this regard.  Being so in tune to the program did eventually lead me to learn quite a bit about the training process when I took a larger view of the human in front of me.  It is how I came up Read More

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.