Update – 7th Annual Ryan Moore New England States High School Championship (MA-2017-02)

03/08/2017 Mass-Lift 0

Athletes and Coaches, All athletes must have a current USA Powerlifting Membership before arriving. We won’t have forms available at the meet to register as a member. Please do so now at https://www.usapowerlifting.com/member-tools/membership.php Also please remember all lifter must have underwear without legs (no compression shorts or boxers of any kind), and all lifter must have socks that cover their shins for the deadlift. The revised schedule for this weekend will be: Session 1 – 7:00 am Read More

5th Annual Winter Classic – Update

02/21/2017 Mass-Lift 0

Athletes, First, let me apologize for the timing of this update, I wanted to get this out to everyone at least two weeks out. This competition reached the cap a couple of months ago with dozens of people asking to be added to a waitlist. We tried to accommodate as many as possible as we learned of withdrawals. This meet will be right at our capacity to run a one platform meet over two days, so we had to Read More

Benefits to Lifting with a Program

02/21/2017 Mass-Lift 0

Following a training program is crucial to success in powerlifting. Some programs are better-suited to certain individuals than others. Additionally, certain general principles are almost always universally better than others. But any structured and systematic training plan will yield significantly greater results than simply going to the gym and “playing it by ear.” There are many reasons for this. I will focus however on three benefits that highlight the necessity of following a program; confidence, Read More

2017 World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Code Update

09/30/2016 Mass-Lift 0

September 29, 2016:  The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) published their 2017 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods; along with, the 2017 Summary of Major Modifications and Explanatory Notes. The List – which designates what substances and methods are prohibited both in- and out-of-competition, and which substances are banned in particular sports – was approved by the Executive Committee on 21 September and comes into force on 1 January 2017. “WADA is pleased to publish the Read More

American Open 2015

2015 USA Powerlifting American Open

12/07/2015 Mass-Lift 0

14th Annual USA Powerlifting American Open December 4-6, 2015 Hyatt Boston Harbor, Boston, Massachusetts The 2015 American Open was hosted in Boston on two platforms, over three days, and 250+ lifters. Results can be found on the results page.

2014 Massachusetts Open State Championships

05/22/2014 Mass-Lift 0

Attention Athletes: Due to the large number of lifters entered and venue size restraints, the Championship will be held over two days (Saturday, May 31 – Sunday, June 1, 2014). All female lifters and male lifters up to and including the 181 lb weight class will compete on Saturday, May 31. All other lifters will compete on Sunday, June 1. Anyone who still needs to purchase a USAPL Membership, I strongly encourage you to do Read More

2013/14 High School Season in Review

03/16/2014 Mass-Lift 0

With the Ryan Moore Invitational this past weekend the 2013-2014 USAPL New England powerlifting season came to a close. Overall a total of four championships, more than in any other High School powerlifting seasons, were held this year. After getting off to a slow start with the New England Open (only two athletes, Kendra Currier of MASCO, and Matthew Wandrey of Fall River, competed) the season kicked into full gear with the St. John’s High Read More

How to Qualify to Represent the USA at International Championships

03/04/2014 Mass-Lift 0

  Do you want to represent our country and the USAPL by competing on a national team? There are eight primary international championships that the USAPL participates in. Here’s everything you need to know about how to qualify, purchase team apparel, and remit all team fees . Your Team Head Coach or Manager will give you instructions on what you need to do as a team member and the deadlines for each team. Team Uniforms Read More

2014 Winter Classic

02/20/2014 Mass-Lift 0

On Sunday February 23 at Baystate Athletic Club in Scituate, Massachusetts 39 lifters from New England will square off in the 2014 Winter Classic, an open only meet. The open meet format hasn’t been used in New England in many years, the outcome of this should prove to see a deep competition at each weight class, squaring lifters of all ages against each other. Also of the 39 lifters, 31 are attached to team making Read More

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