Please find the revised Technical Rules for the Bench Press online now that shall go into effect on January 1, 2023.
The changes have been made after careful and extensive discussion by the IPF Rule Group (consisting of the Athlete’s Commission, the Coach Commission, the Women’s Commission, the Youth Commission, the IPF Technical Committee, and the IPF Executive Committee).
The rules were changed/revised after numerous complaints were received, specifically after the 2022 IPF World Bench Press Championships held in Almaty, Kazakhstan,
Please be sure to the review, carefully, the text (in red), and the photos which describe the new technical guidelines in the Bench Press.
Finally, the rule changes to the Bench Press shall not effect 95% of at the athletes.