Sunday, 2 November 2008

Powerlifting Rules

Some of you have heard me talking of powerlifting alot over the past few months since the launch of Muscle Power Shop, but how many of you truly know what powerlifting is all about?

I decided to write a short post about powerlifting because many people ask me "What do you mean by you being a powerlifter?"

Powerlifting is a sport where you compete in three lifs, the Squat, Benchpress and Deadlift. The winner of the competition is the person who lifts the total amount of weight over the three lifts for their weight category.

Competitors get three attempts on each lift and the maximum weight lifted is the one used towards their final score.

The IPF (International Powerlifting Federation) are the governing body of the sport and they set out the rules of exactly how a competition is run and how the winner is chosen.

To find out more about the Powerlifting Rules you can click here for those who are heavy readers you can download the full IPF powerlifting rules at the bottom of this link.