Powerlifting is the ultimate strength competition. The powerlifting athlete competes in three specific disciplines, the squat, bench press and the deadlift, each designed to measure different areas of human strength. The sum or total of the best lift in each discipline determines the winner. Powerlifting is an exciting sport where athletes compete against the force of iron as well as other athletes.
"Come and Try" programme:
We welcome anyone interested in starting Powerlifting to come and chat to our officials or lifters during the Festival. We will be able to alert you of upcoming competitions and guidelines on how to join the SA Powerlifting Federation.
Provisional Schedule (subject to change once final entries are in):
Fri 18th May:
Weigh-In 08h00 – 09h30 Start 10h00 Session 1 – Equipped Powerlifting & Bench Press Women & Men
Weigh-In 11h00 – 12h30 Start 13h00 Session 2 – Raw Powerlifting Women & Men Light Weight
Saturday 19th May:
Weigh-In 07h00 – 08h30 Start 09h00 Session 1 – Raw Powerlifting Women Middle & Heavy Weight
Weigh-In 11h00 – 12h30 Start 13h00 Session 2 – Raw Powerlifting Men Middle, Heavy & S/Heavy Weight
Sunday 20th May:
Weigh-In 07h00 – 08h30 Start 09h00 Session 1 – Raw Bench Women/Men
Weigh-In 10h00 – 11h30 Start 12h00 Session 3 – Double Deadlift 2 Men, 2 Women, Man/Woman
Can i enter, and how do I enter?
All lifters must be affiliated before they may enter. No banned or suspended athletes may participate.
Entries close: 18 April.
Online Affiliation Form: http://www.powerliftingsa.co.za/node/1262
Online Entry Form and Details: http://www.powerliftingsa.co.za/node/1283
For more information on how to enter contact:
Heather Leighton HeatherJLeighton@gmail.com, 0826062634,
Hannie Smith email@example.com, 082 566 3433 and
Megan Leighton firstname.lastname@example.org, 082 470 9891
Visit our website: www.powerliftingsa.co.za