View Full Version : elite lifter?

03-22-2004, 08:55 AM
What exactly constitutes an elite lifter, is it a total of weight on 3 exercises at a certain bodyweight?

I have searched, and got loads of references to elite and lifting but no clear definition

03-22-2004, 09:02 AM
I'm not sure if it's just an IPF standard, or if every federation has their own.

Here is a link to the candian powerlifting site with the different classes.


The CPU is under the IPF so I believe it would be the same.

Paul Stagg
03-22-2004, 09:19 AM
Each federation has their own. IPF/CPU/USAPL are all the same, i think.

IPA is higher, as is APF.

03-22-2004, 09:22 AM
thanks that is a great site, wow I'm miles off elite.

03-22-2004, 09:26 AM
Yeah it is, those totals are in kilograms if that's what is throwing you off. So multiply those numbers by 2.2 to get a pretty good translation to pounds.

03-22-2004, 09:26 AM
Blah, you edited your post, so I guess you figured it out. :)

Most guys will never reach elite. Most guys won't reach class I or even II. But it's a good thing to just keep trying to improve and move up the classes and see where you end up.

03-22-2004, 09:30 AM
sorry ELpeitro

I realised how silly i was

I was thinking 780, total, i can do that until i realised it was in KGs wow now that is heavy