Approved list of apparel and equipment for use at IPF sanctioned competitions.
Updated: 17th October 2018
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 31.12.2018
APPROVED LIST 2019-2022 (valid from 2019) *updated 22 November 2018
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