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Brazilian Powerlifting League – the new president sees new hope

This is Carlos Daniel Llosa’s acknowledgement text concerning BPL’s “elite nationals”. Carlos Daniel is the new president of the BPL and this is the first year we decided to have elite nationals. Both need some context for proper understanding. The BPL is a non-profit NGO. Pioneers I have learned a lot from have been telling […]

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The International Powerlifting League (IPL) Worlds – a few acknowledgments

Between November 5-9, the International Powerlifting League (IPL) held its World Championship, with amazing achievements by lifters of all shapes, sizes and sexes. I was there from the first to the last day – as athlete, judge and official – and I suppose I can safely assume that everybody had a great time. This is

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Nine things that would make everything easier to understand for powerlifters

There are SANCTIONED meets and NON SANCTIONED meets SANCTIONED meets are those that strictly follow a set of guidelines known as “rulebook” from a “sanctioning body”, also known as “federation” NON SANCTIONED meets are informal powerlifting competitions more or less inspired in traditional PL rules, but accommodating for local conditions (for example: lack of certified,

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Again about the golden numbers – keeping powerlifting boring and kosher

(read “Numbers” before)   One day I calculated the safe time for alternating squat rounds (flights A and B), the time required to change the equipment on the platform for the bench press rounds, plus all that and the deadlift rounds. I summed the operational arrangements time and came to the “golden” number of 30

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