Any intentional dropping or dumping of the bar. After the signal to commence the lift has been given, the bar is pressed upward. The signal will not be given until the bar is held motionless and the lifter is in an apparent finished position. On completion of the lift, the knees shall be locked in a straight position and the lifter shall be standing erect. Not more than five and not less than two loaders/spotters shall be in attendance. Not more than five and not less than two loaders/spotters shall be on the platform at any time. Go back to open meets. The signal to replace the bar will consist of a backward motion of the arm and the audible command "Rack". Yesterday was another sad day in the powerlifting community as we learned of the passing of Robb Grisham. Any downward motion of the bar during the course of being pressed out. To achieve firm footing, a lifter of any height may use discs or blocks to build up the surface of the platform. The top of the bar not more than 3 cm below the top of the anterior deltoids. If the lifter should use an offset or unequal grip on the bar, whereby one hand is placed outside the marking or tape, it is the lifters responsibility to explain this to the head referee, and allow inspection of the intended grip prior to making an attempt. It is the responsibility of the lifter to inform any personally enlisted spotters to leave the platform as soon as the bar is secured at arm's length. Allowing the bar to sink into the chest after receiving the referee's signal. World Open 2019. The bar shall have circumferential machine markings or tape indicating this maximum grip allowance. Allowing the bar to return to the platform without maintaining control with both hands. The lifter may enlist the help of spotters in removing the bar from the racks; however, once the bar has cleared the racks, the spotters shall not physically assist the lifter with regards to actually getting into the proper set position. The bar may stop, but there must be no downward motion during recovery. Contact with the bar by the spotters between the referee's signals. Movement of the feet laterally, backward or forward that would constitute a step or stumble. Find out when the next competition will be and sign up! The lifter's shoes or toes must be in solid contact with the platform or surface. The lifter shall face the front of the platform, towards the head referee. The lifter must recover at will, without double bouncing, to an upright position with the knees locked. Only designated spotters may remain on the platform during the lift. 04 Oct 2020 More.. Saddest News.... Powerlifting Legend. 03 Oct 2020 More.. IPF Technical Rules and Anti-Doping Rules change . The lifter will be allowed only one commencement signal per attempt. Failure to observe the head referee's signals at the commencement or completion of a lift. The signal shall be an audible command "Press" and given as soon as the bar is motionless on the chest. 'Supporting' is defined as a body position adopted by the lifter that could not be maintained without the counterbalance of the weight being lifted. Smt. Supporting the bar on the thighs during the performance of the lift. If the personal spotter does not immediately leave the platform area and/or in any way distracts or impedes the head referees' responsibilities, the referees may determine that the lift is unacceptable, and be declared "no lift" by the referees and given three red lights. The signal will be given as soon as the lifter is set and demonstrates control with the bar properly positioned. 2019 BCPA Winter Open Powerlifting and Bench Press Championships - Feb 23 & 24 - Meet Director: Lynne Desautels. Contact of elbows or upper arms with the legs. Look Here for details on qualifying, entering, forms, fees etc. Read More » … Double bouncing or more than one recovery attempt at the bottom of the lift. What is Powerlifting; RAW vs EQUIPPED; Become a Member; Hosting a Contest; Meet Director’s Guide; Anti-Doping/ CCES; Calendar; Contact Us; Welcome to the BCPA. If blocks are used, they shall not exceed 45 cm x 45 cm. Failure to assume an upright position with knees locked at the commencement and completion of the lift. The lifter must then make a reasonable attempt to return the bar to the racks. The lifter may enlist the help of one or more of the designated spotters or enlist a personal spotter in removing the bar from the racks. You can register for this meet here. The International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) is pleased to announce a new agreement with The Canadian Centre for Ethics in … they need for all the different divisions. As long as the bar is not so low that it touches the lifter's belt, it is acceptable. The lifter shall wait in this position for the head referee's signal. As a powerlifting lifer, I came up when meets were open meets only. The lifter shall not hold the collars or discs at any time during the performance of the lift. With a sense of heartbreaking feeling and great sorrow, Powerlifting I. Read More » Competition Results . Robb was a IPF Cat 2 referee and long… Read more 10/06/2020 The IPF and CCES Announce Partnership Agreement for Anti-Doping Services. Failure of any personal spotters to leave the platform may cause disqualification of the lift. … After removing the bar from the racks while facing the front of the platform, the lifter may move forward or backward to establish the lifting position. Commonwealth Powerlifting & Benchpress Championships: St John's, CA: Oct 6-13: IPF World Masters Powerlifting Championships: Potchefstroom, SA: Nov TBA-TBD: IPF World Open Powerlifting Championships : Dubai, AE: Entry: Interested in lifting at an IPF Worlds or other international event? Meet Director: Barry Antoniow Host Club: Invictus Powerlifting Email : Phone number: (905) 436-0049 Eligibility: Current member of the OPA, Resident of Ontario, have meet OPA qualifying total within the previous 24 months ALL ENTRY FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON-TRANSFERABLE - PLEASE NOTE:  IT MAY TAKE THE MEET DIRECTOR UP TO A WEEK TO ACCEPT PAYMENT Contest Name: Junior/Sub-Junior Championships Contest Date:  30th October - 1st November 2020 Type of Contest: …. The spotters may assist the lifter to maintain control should the lifter stumble or demonstrate any evident instability. Any resetting of the feet after the squat signal. Such spotters shall not return to the platform upon completion or failure of the attempt. The bar shall be held horizontally across the shoulders with the hands and/or fingers gripping the bar, and the feet flat upon the platform with the knees locked. Welcome to Powerlifting India. However, the edge of the hands gripping the bar may be in contact with the inner surface of the collar. Any raising of the bar or any deliberate attempt to do so will count as an attempt. Upon receiving the head referee's signal, the lifter must bend the knees and lower the body until the top surface of the legs at the hip joint is lower than the top of knees. Ratan Kumar Basak Passes Away. The head referee's signal shall consist of a downward movement of the arm and audible command "Squat". The lifter shall face the front of the platform. Any change in the elected position that results in the buttocks breaking contact with the bench or lateral movement of the hands (between the referee's signals). Whichever method is chosen, the shoes must be in a solid contact with the surface. Entries are capped to 14 lifters for bench only and 56 lifters for 3 lift powerlifting and are being accepted until December 29th, 2019. The lift off must be to arm's length and not down to the chest. Latest News. The lifter must lie backward with shoulders and buttocks in contact with the flat bench surface. After receiving the bar at arm's length, the lifter shall lower the bar to the chest and await the head referees' signal. 2019 UBC New Years Powerlifting Championships - Jan 20 - Meet Directors: Bryan Wong and Parker Ram. Any contact of the lifter's shoes with the bench or its supports. Want to see what the competition looks like? Personally, I feel that at a minimum, local and state meets should be open meets. Become a Member . Failure to lock the knees straight at the completion of the lift. The entry form for the Rise Strength Lap Powerlifting Open on January 18th, 2020 is now open. Thresiamma Varghese Passes Away . The head referee's signal shall consist of a downward movement of the arm and the audible command "Down". The lifter may be given an additional attempt at the same weight at the head referee's discretion if failure in an attempt was due to any error by one or more of the spotters.