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Finally a little calm to give some information … Back from the competition organized by Eric Platel and Stephane Chavin last weekend at Pont de Claix (38). I can tell you that the competition was simply a success with incredible bars and motivations from very active athletes. So I established the international selections for Europe (Prague Rep. Czech) as well as for World (Riga Latvia). If you want more information about these selections contact me.

News about the WPC powerlifting and benchpress world championships in Finland

Upcoming: Lyon Grand Prix (bodybuilding) Mr & Miss LYON (award-winning)

Organizer: ASCS –

Official: AFFFBB

Start: 10am –

Height and weight: 11h –

Prejudging: 14h

Show: 20:45

in this day … Finale France AFFFBB and NABBA International Selections

Weightlifting Competitions

In Powerlifting and Weightlifting, the competition process is that lifts take place in a sequence of weight tried, in order of lowest to highest, all through the competition. This means that an individual lifter can make many efforts in series. Lifters are permitted a few adjustments to the weight that they’ve declared.

We work by including the 3 main lifts, taking place in any order: these are the squat, the deadlift and bench press. Competitors within every weight class have three tries for each type and they must complete legal lifts in these so as to post a number of points.

Weightlifting Uniform

The Weightlifting attire should fulfill the following regulations:

  • Has to be one-piece
  • Has to be collar-less
  • Can be of any color
  • Shouldn’t cover the knees or elbows

Weightlifters may wear a unitard or other powerlifting sports attire. A shirt can be worn underneath or above their costume, however, a t-shirt and shorts can’t be worn instead of the outfit.

Lifters may wear a weightlifting belt, which has to be worn outside the Weightlifting outfit. There are a number of weightlifting belt benefits that we won’t discuss here.

Fingerless gloves to guard the palms of their hands are allowed, but gloves may just cover as far as the knuckle of their hands.

Weightlifting Shoes

Lifters often wear Weightlifting shoes/boots. There are many benefits that come from these Olympic weightlifting shoes such as to guard their toes and feet and provide them with stability and a solid stance on the contest stage.

But the top of the line weightlifting shoes are expensive. Unless you are committed to powerlifting, we recommend going with some cheap weightlifting shoes instead. Chuck Taylors are a good example of a shoe that is much cheaper but nearly as good as a pro weight lifting shoe.


The Powerlifting groups we set are: Men’s Lightweight (up to 72kg); Women’s Lightweight (up to 61kg); Men’s Heavyweight (72.01kg and more) and Women’s Heavyweight (61.01kg and more).

In Powerlifting, we follow the raw powerlifting rules and the ’round’ system is utilized where you will find just three competitive rounds. All powerlifters must finish each appropriate round in consecutive order, first with the lifting weight selected and then, in which the weight selected is exactly the same, by the sequence of this lot draw. The lifter with the smallest lot number drawn to your weigh-in will always be lifting first.

Each lift is monitored by the referee. For example with the squat: the implementation of this lift includes the weight being lifting from arm’s length wrists extended, under good forum, to the torso and then pushed from a static posture returning into the elongated position.

The winners are given by using the AH (Haleczko) calculation. AH calculation equates every competitor’s weight to a coefficient, which is multiplied from their very best outcome i.e. weight lifted. This plays a significant part in specifying general medallists.

Powerlifting Groups (Handicap)

Minimum handicap: open for female and male athletes with qualified bodily impairments (diminished muscle strength, diminished motion, limb deficiency, leg size difference, shorter height, hypertonia or athetosis), should such impairments have a particular severity which impacts on athletic performance.

Any powerlifters that have an injury in their lower limbs or body, which might prevent them from competing in able-bodied weightlifting. By way of instance, athletes using a double or single amputation through or over the knee or move ability issues of the knee joint will be qualified to compete.

Competition Judging

Within powerlifting, the chief referee is positioned behind the powerlifter. Using the bench press as an example: the competitor can move the bar from the stand by themselves or with the help of the supporting loaders. The start arm and command signal is provided from the chief referee when he believes the bar is under hands at arm’s length. After getting the start command the lifter needs to, when he/she gets the bar in check, lower the bar to the torso in a totally controlled manner without heaving or squeezing the bar, clearly cease on the torso and press up it again.

Following the bar reaching the torso, the bar shouldn’t sink into torso in such a manner that it is thought to have helped the lifter or made the lift easier in any manner. The bar must advance upward in a constant equivalent manner until the arms are extended with ‘lock from both arms’. At no time should there be some staggered movement of their arms throughout the up press stage (called ‘walking’ the bar)

The bar can discontinue throughout the press stage (concentric/upward motion of the bar) but it should never go down to the chest again throughout the press stage.

A loud audible command has to be given when the chief referee believes the athlete has finished the elevator and gets the bar in check, at arms’ length with the elbows locked, or if it’s duly considered the effort being made is ineffective.

At precisely the exact same period as the audible command, the main referee should also offer a visual signal comprising a backward movement of an outstretched arm.

Once the bar is back in the racks, will the referees announce their joint conclusion by way of the flags or lights of scoring.