Rules

What are the General Rules?

  • The three competition lifts, as pictured above, are: the Squat, the Press, and the Deadlift.
  • Competition takes place between lifters in categories as defined by sex, bodyweight and age.
  • Each competitor is given three attempts for each lift. The summation of the best valid attempt for each constituting a total.
  • The lifter with the highest total wins. The lifter with the highest number of points based on Wilks formula is the best lifter.

The technical rules that govern our strength meets are linked below. They are occasionally refined and clarified, but the latest version will always be found here.

US Strengthlifting Federation Rules
Updated December 2017