International Powerlifting Federation (IPF)

IPF LogoThe International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) is the governing body of international powerlifting. The IPF is comprised of member federations from over 100 countries located on six continents. In the United States, the USAPL sanctions local and regional meets.

The IPF is also responsible for coordinating powerlifting's participation in the World Games. The World Games is an international event affiliated with the International Olympic Committee. It consists of official and demonstration sports selected from those not included in the Olympic Games. The World Games are held the year following the Summer Olympics.

Drug Testing
IPF meets are drug tested.

Equipment
The IPF allows single ply polyester bench shirts and lifting suits. They don't allow denim, canvas, open back or velcro closure shirts. Briefs are not legal. Knee wraps up to 2 m may be used.

Age Divisions
Men
OPEN: 14 years+
SUB-JUNIOR: 14-18
JUNIOR: From January 1 in the calendar year he reaches 19 through the full calendar year in which he reaches 23
MASTER I: From January 1 in the calendar year he reaches 40 through the full calendar year in which he reaches 49
MASTER II: From January 1 in the calendar year he reaches 50 through the full calendar year in which he reaches 59
MASTER III: From January 1 in the calendar year he reaches 60 and up

Women
OPEN: 14 +
SUB-JUNIOR: 14-18
JUNIOR: From January 1 in the calendar year she reaches 19 through the full calendar year in which she reaches 23
MASTER I: From January 1 in the calendar year she reaches 40 through the full calendar year in which she reaches 49
MASTER II: From January 1 in the calendar year she reaches 50 and up

Weight Classes
Men
52.0kg Class up to 52.0kg.
56.0kg Class from 52.01 to 56.0kg
60.0kg Class from 56.01 to 60.0kg
67.5kg Class from 60.01 to 67.5kg
75.0kg Class from 67.51 to 75.0kg
82.5kg Class from 75.01 to 82.5kg
90.0kg Class from 82.51 to 90.0kg
100.0kg Class from 90.01 to 100.0kg
110.0kg Class from 100.01 to 110.0kg
125.0kg Class from 110.01 to 125.0kg
125.0+kg Class from 125.01 to unlimited

Women
44.0kg Class up to 44.0kg
48.0kg Class from 44.01 to 48.0kg
52.0kg Class from 48.01 to 52.0kg
56.0kg Class from 52.01 to 56.0kg
60.0kg Class from 56.01 to 60.0kg
67.5kg Class from 60.01 to 67.5kg
75.0kg Class from 67.51 to 75.0kg
82.5kg Class from 75.01 to 82.5kg
90.0kg Class from 82.51 to 90.0kg
90.0+kg Class from 90.01 to unlimited

Membership Fee
IPF membership fees are $20.

Contact Information
Detlev Albrings, IPF President
Lerchenauer Str. 124a
80809 München
Germany
Phone: +49-89-3513916
Fax: +49-89-35732243
Email: albrings@t-online.de
International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) Website