The current list will come into effect on 01-01-2023.
In order to assist with identification, we have introduced IPF ID numbers to clearly identify each item and we will store a physical sample of each at IPF Headquarters as a reference product. We will also link photographs of each item to the Approved List to assist with identification. The text version is available now and we expect to have completed the full version online, with photographs available, by the end of the year.
All queries should go to the Chairman of the Technical Committee, Hannie Smith, at office(at)powerlifting.sport.
Approved supportive equipment:
Only costumes, support shirts, wraps and singlets from commercial manufacturers officially registered and approved by the Technical Committee shall be permitted for use in Powerlifting Competitions. This applies to all championships and records, from Local to World.
Only bars and plates, squat racks, bench racks and benches from commercial manufacturers officially registered and approved by the Technical Committee shall be permitted for use in World, Regional and Continental Championships. The setting of World Records must be made with Bars and Discs featured on this list.
Download of the APPROVED LIST (PDF) - VALID UNTIL 31.12.2026
*updated 1st January 2023
The user of this powerlifting equipment for himself and his heirs, release the IPF, its representatives, agents, and affiliates from any and all liability arising from the use of this equipment. Further, the user agrees to use this equipment as recommended. Failure to do so voids all responsibility and liability of the IPF, its agents, and affiliates, and the manufacturer of this equipment. Use of this equipment constitutes an agreement to these conditions.
Johan Smith, Chairman of IPF Technical Committee
and Dietmar Wolf, IPF Treasurer