"Lifter Friendly"
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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!


The Lifts - The most Lifter Friendly Rules in any Federation!


POWERLIFTING consist of Squat, Bench and Deadlift for Total. Strict Curl only, Squat only, Bench only, Bench for Reps, and Deadlift only will be kept as Individual Powerlifting Records.

Squat: The squat will begin with a "squat" command and visual hand signal upon the nod of the lifter who is ready to squat. Once the "squat" command is given the lifter must lower the body so that the top surface of the leg at the hip joint is lower than the center of the knee joint. Then stand up and lock your knees. That is it! Lifters will not be disqualified for movement of the bar or feet. Squat deep and then stand up!  

Bench Press: The bench press will begin with a "start" command when the lifter's arms are in the locked position. The Lifter lowers the bar to touch the chest. Once the bar touches the chest, the lifter presses the bar without a command, this is a "touch and go"  lift. Once the arms are locked out, the judge will give the "rack" command. Lifters will not be disqualified for any head or feet movement. If your butt comes off the bench you will be disqualified.  Other than that, just lift the bar!

Deadlift: The deadlift will begin without a command. The lifter must pick up the bar without re-gripping and wait for the "down" command. The "down" command will be given verbally and visually when the lifter's knee are locked. Lifters must stay with the deadlift until it is back on the ground. Dropping the bar will lead to disqualification from the meet and possible expulsion from the Federation. You will not be called for hitching if you stay with your original grip.

Strict Curl: The strict curl will begin with a "curl" command and visual hand signal when the lifter stands with their backside and shoulders against a wall or post. Knees must remain locked throughout this lift. After the bar is curled to the top, the "down" command and visual hand signal will be given. There is no "rack" command. Lift the bar with your backside and shoulders on the wall or post with your knees locked and the lift is yours!


STRENGTH LIFTING consist of Military Press, Overhead Press,  Power-Clean, and Free Standing Curl for Total. Military Press, Overhead Press, Power-Clean and Free Standing Curl will be kept as Individual Strength Lifting Records.

Military Press: The Military press will begin when the lifters knees are locked and with a "press" command and visual hand signal when the bar is taken from a squat rack or a Power-Clean and at the lifter's shoulders. The knees must remain locked throughout the lift.  After the bar is pressed overhead and elbows locked out a "down" command and visual hand signal will be given. This is "Strict Military Press" with your lower body in a locked position throughout the lift. 

Overhead Press: The Overhead Press is an olympic style press.  When the bar on your front or rear shoulder touching your upper pectoral muscles or your trapezius muscles in the back is set, you will be given the press command.  The lifter may "push-press" or "split-leg".  When the lifter has the bar overhead with elbows locked, the down command will be given verbally and with a hand signal.  The lifter must stay on their feet throughout the lift.  Press the bar, follow the commands and the lift is good!

Power-Clean: The power-clean will begin without a command. The lifter must pick up the bar from the floor to a "hang-clean." Next, the lifter brings the bar to their shoulders and waits for the "down" command and visual hand signal. Lifters must stay with the bar until it is back on the ground. Dropping the bar will lead to disqualification from the meet and possible expulsion from the Federation. This is a two part lift. First to a hang-clean and then to a power-clean. 

Free Standing Curl:  The free standing curl will begin with a "curl" command and visual hand signal when the lifter's arms are down with the bar in their hands.  After the bar is curled to the top, the "down" command and visual hand signal will be given. There is no "rack" command. That is it! This is a heave-ho type curl for maximum weight.