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APF Overview

Divisions

Raw

Classic Raw

Equipped Single-ply

Equipped Multiply

Disabled


Age Divisions

Teen 1: 13–15

Teen 2: 16–17

Teen 3: 18–19

Junior: 20–23

Open (Senior): 13+

Sub-Master: 33–39

Master 1: 40–44

Master 2: 45–49

Master 3: 50–54

Master 4: 55–59

Master 5: 60–64

Master 6: 65–69

Master 7: 70–74

Master 8: 75–79

Master 9: 80+ years


Weight Classes - Men

52.0 kg — up to 52.0 kg

56.0 kg — from 52.01–56.0 kg

60.0 kg — from 56.01–60.0 kg

67.5 kg — from 60.01–67.5 kg

75.0 kg — from 67.01–75.0 kg

82.5 kg — from 75.01–82.5 kg

90.0 kg — from 82.51–90.0 kg

100.0 kg — from 90.01–100.0 kg

110.0 kg — from 100.01–110.0 kg

125.0 kg — from 110.01–125.0 kg

140.0 kg — from 125.01–140.0 kg

SHW — 140.01+ kg


Weight Classes - Women

44.0 kg — up to 44.0 kg

48.0 kg — from 44.01–48.0 kg

52.0 kg — from 48.01–52.0 kg

56.0 kg — from 52.01–56.0 kg

60.0 kg — from 56.01–60.0 kg

67.5 kg — from 60.01–67.5 kg

75.0 kg — from 67.01–75.0 kg

82.5 kg — from 75.01–82.5 kg

90.0 kg — from 82.51–90.0 kg

100.0 kg — from 90.01–100.0 kg

110.0 kg — from 100.01–110.0 kg 

SHW — 110.01+ kg

Equipment

  • In the equipped division the APF allows bench shirts and lifting suits with unlimited plies (multiply) or a single-ply in denim, canvas, and polyester. Velcro and open back shirts are legal. Up to double-ply briefs with legs and up to 3 m knee wraps are allowed.

  • In the raw division only a belt and wrist wraps are allowed. No knee or elbow wraps/sleeves of any kind are allowed in the raw division.

  • Classic raw is the same as raw except knee sleeves and wraps are allowed in the squat.

  • The APF uses a monolift for the squat lift in all divisions.

Competition Events

  • Full Power (3-lift) – Best of three attempts in all three lifts: the squat, bench press, and deadlift

  • Push-Pull (Ironman) – Best of three attempts in only two lifts: the bench press, and deadlift

  • Bench Only – Best of three attempts in only the bench press

  • Deadlift Only – Best of three attempts in only the deadlift

Drug Testing

Drug testing is performed in the AAPF/AWPC, no testing is performed in the APF/WPC. Testing is conducted immediately following the completion of a meet on at least 10% of the competitors, chosen at random. The AAPF list of banned substances is available here: AAPF/AWPC Banned Substances