Welcome to the

International Powerlifting League.

The International Powerlifting League (IPL) is a leading powerlifting organization with representation in several foreign countries. It is the mission of the IPL to provide a world-class international platform, affiliation opportunity, and governing body for affiliates across the globe.

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IPL Resources

“The One to Watch.”

IPL Membership Application

The International Powerlifting League (IPL) is a membership-based governing organization. The IPL provides an electronic membership application with a credit based purchasing option.Apply Now »

Meet Director Resources

Meet Director resources are available in both an open and closed forum. Items available in the closed forum require completion of the registration and approval process.Learn More »

IPL Rulebook

Lifters, administrators, referees, committee members and other contest officials participating in IPL sanctioned competitions, national meetings and any other form of official IPL business must maintain current IPL registration through their respective IPL affiliate country.Learn More »

IPL Meet Results

IPL sanctioned meets require that competition takes place between lifters in categories defined by gender, bodyweight and age. The IPL meet results are captured by each event then posted once approved by IPL records staff.Learn More »

Powerlifting Versus Weightlifting

Power Athletes in Motion.

Distinct from weightlifting, a sport made up of two lifts: the Snatch and the Clean-and-Jerk, where the weight is lifted above the head, powerlifting comprises three lifts: the Squat, Bench Press and Deadlift.

Athletes are categorized by sex, age and bodyweight. Each competitor is allowed three attempts at each lift, the best lift in each discipline being added to their total.

The lifter with the highest total is the winner. In cases where two or more lifters achieve the same total, the person with the lightest bodyweight wins.