"Lifter Friendly"
RAW and DRUG-FREE on a Mission!

Drug-Free RAW Powerlifting and Strength Lifting with a Social Mission!  We are the most lifter friendly federation with rules that make sense for the lifter, not conformity. Read about us and find out why lifters prefer ALL RAW POWERLIFTING over all other groups!


General Rules - The most Lifter Friendly Rules anywhere!

Weight Classes in Kilograms: 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 67.5, 75, 82.5, 90, 100, 110, 125, 140, 155, 155 plus.
All Raw Powerlifting is egalitarian, so weight classes are exactly the same for both men and woman. To convert Kilograms to Pounds multiply by 2.2046.

Age Groups: 10-11, 12-13, 14-15, 16-17, 18-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90-94, 95-99. Open Records will go to the lifter in any age group that has the best lift. No crossovers are ever required for age group or open records.

Required Attire: All lifters must wear a singlet, a t-shirt and socks and shoes for Squat and Bench. Under Armour is allowed! the Deadlift requires knee socks but not singlet or shoes. 

Optional Attire: All lifters may wear wrist wraps, a belt, and knee sleeves for any lift. The thumb loop may be left on the thumb. Unfortunately, we will not allow knee wraps.

Weight Progressions: Lifters may increase lifts by a Minimum of 0.5 kg or 1.1 pounds. Now that is lifter friendly!

Record Attempts: Every meet is in Kilograms so there will never be any confusion. Records can be set using a pair of the smallest certified weight plates (0.25 kg) over the previous record.

Chalk and Other Enhancements: Chalk, Baby Powder and Ammonia caps may be used, but lifter must clean up after themselves within 60 seconds of completing their lift. Nothing may be applied to the equipment, only to the lifter.

Behavior: Any aggressive behavior or foul language is not allowed. All Raw Powerlifting supports family participation at meets and will not tolerate any aggressive behavior. Please make sure to be appropriate when competing!

Personal Music: Earphones (ear buds only, please) are allowed to be worn during all lifts. Hand signals as well as verbal commands will be given in order for lifters to have their personal motivating music choices with them in competition!

These Rules are intended to be the most Lifter Friendly Rules anywhere. 
It is all about setting the condition for your PERSONAL BEST!