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Elite Level

what constitutes an “elite level” lifter. is it the total? or can the title be given in different lifts. i have not been able to find an answer. please help!

I believe it is just based on total. The standards should be listed on the main web site for whatever fed you are interested in.

Christ why dont you try to google ?

http://www.google.dk/search?source=ig&hl=da&rlz=&q=elite+powerlifter&meta=lr%3D&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=

leads to this site:

http://www.worldpowerliftingcongress.com/Qualifying%20Rankings.htm

WAS THAT SO HARD !!!

if you wanna be a dick, you can use this site:

[quote]blunt wrote:
Christ why dont you try to google ?

http://www.google.dk/search?source=ig&hl=da&rlz=&q=elite+powerlifter&meta=lr%3D&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=

leads to this site:

http://www.worldpowerliftingcongress.com/Qualifying%20Rankings.htm

WAS THAT SO HARD !!![/quote]

you sir. are an asshole

[quote]Lurchman76 wrote:

[quote]blunt wrote:
Christ why dont you try to google ?

http://www.google.dk/search?source=ig&hl=da&rlz=&q=elite+powerlifter&meta=lr%3D&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=

leads to this site:

http://www.worldpowerliftingcongress.com/Qualifying%20Rankings.htm

WAS THAT SO HARD !!![/quote]

you sir. are an asshole
[/quote]

and wrong.

These are only for the APF… there’s more than 1 elite total for all feds, all equipments…

Women’s Competition
Wt. Class 44 48 52 56 60 67.5 75 82.5 90 90+
Elite 290.0 310.0 332.5 355.0 375.0 412.5 445.0 477.5 512.5 540.0
Master 262.5 282.5 302.5 322.5 340.0 375.0 405.0 435.0 465.0 490.0
Class I 235.0 255.0 272.5 290.0 305.0 337.5 365.0 392.5 417.5 440.0
Class II 210.0 225.0 242.5 257.5 272.5 300.0 325.0 347.5 372.5 392.5
Class III 182.5 197.5 212.5 225.0 237.5 262.5 282.5 305.0 325.0 342.5
Class IV 157.5 170.0 182.5 192.5 205.0 225.0 242.5 260.0 280.0 295.0

Men’s Competition
Men 52 56 60 67.5 75 82.5 90 100 110 125 125+
Elite 482.5 525.0 565.0 632.5 692.5 745.0 785.0 827.5 857.5 882.5 917.5
Master 445.0 482.5 520.0 580.0 635.0 682.5 722.5 787.5 810.0 810.0 842.5
CLASS I 400.0 432.5 465.0 522.5 570.0 612.5 645.0 682.5 705.0 725.0 757.5
Class II 352.5 380.0 410.0 457.5 500.0 540.0 570.0 600.0 620.0 640.0 667.5
Class III 305.0 332.5 357.5 402.5 437.5 470.0 497.5 525.0 542.5 557.5 580.0
Class IV 267.5 290.0 312.5 350.0 380.0 410.0 432.5 455.0 475.0 487.5 507.5

This is for IPF/USAPL. The weights listed are in kilos. To figure in pounds, take the number and times it by 2.2046 and that will be the total.

^^ Sorry for the alignment being off on the table. It didn’t convert properly when I pasted it in as a document.

I’d have said those IPF numbers are a bit on the low side…?

[quote]Hanley wrote:
I’d have said those IPF numbers are a bit on the low side…?[/quote]

The numbers are listed in KG’s right? so a 100k lifter would be 827.5 or for us ‘metrically challenged folk’ a 220 # lifter would need 1824# total to be elite. That’s basically a 600# squat, 700# deadlift and a 525# bench.

[quote]StrengthDawg wrote:

[quote]Hanley wrote:
I’d have said those IPF numbers are a bit on the low side…?[/quote]

The numbers are listed in KG’s right? so a 100k lifter would be 827.5 or for us ‘metrically challenged folk’ a 220 # lifter would need 1824# total to be elite. That’s basically a 600# squat, 700# deadlift and a 525# bench.[/quote]

Yup. I was looking at it as 320/220/287. High but not unobtainable any stretch.

[quote]Hanley wrote:
I’d have said those IPF numbers are a bit on the low side…?[/quote]

They are not “IPF numbers” they are USAPL numbers, no such ranking list on the IPF site ( http://www.powerlifting-ipf.com/ ) at least AFAIK

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Important thing for me, is raw elite total for 198 lb weight class is 1471. All I care about now.

Kerley got the right one, has raw and geared for men.

[quote]Old Dax wrote:

[quote]Hanley wrote:
I’d have said those IPF numbers are a bit on the low side…?[/quote]

They are not “IPF numbers” they are USAPL numbers, no such ranking list on the IPF site ( http://www.powerlifting-ipf.com/ ) at least AFAIK[/quote]
FWIW the CPU (Canada’s IPF affiliate) has the same numbers.

[quote]OBoile wrote:

[quote]Old Dax wrote:

[quote]Hanley wrote:
I’d have said those IPF numbers are a bit on the low side…?[/quote]

They are not “IPF numbers” they are USAPL numbers, no such ranking list on the IPF site ( http://www.powerlifting-ipf.com/ ) at least AFAIK[/quote]
FWIW the CPU (Canada’s IPF affiliate) has the same numbers.[/quote]

The numbers were originally chosen by the RPF and they were supposed to be raw totals. So for instance for an 82.5kg lifter they need to total 745kg RAW.

[quote]Lurchman76 wrote:
you sir. are an asshole
[/quote]

and you are properly to lazy to become an elite lifter anyway !

[quote]biggjames wrote:

MEN 114 123 132 148 165 181 198 220 242 275 275+
ELITE 1063.7 1157.4 1245.6 1394.4 1526.7 1642.4 1730.6 1824.3 1890.5 1945.6 2022.7
MASTER 981.1 1063.7 1146.4 1278.7 1399.9 1504.7 1592.8 1736.1 1785.7 1785.7 1857.4
CLASS I 881.8 953.5 1025.1 1151.9 1256.6 1350.3 1422.0 1504.7 1554.3 1598.4 1670.0
CLASS II 777.1 837.8 903.9 1008.6 1102.3 1190.5 1256.6 1322.8 1366.9 1411.0 1471.6
CLASS III 672.4 733.0 788.2 887.4 964.5 1036.2 1096.8 1157.4 1196.0 1229.1 1278.7
CLASS IV 589.7 639.3 688.9 771.6 837.8 903.9 953.5 1003.1 1047.2 1074.8 1118.8

This is for IPF/USAPL. The weights listed are in kilos. To figure in pounds, take the number and times it by 2.2046 and that will be the total.

Your post was cut down to just the mens, and edited for pounds, but otherwise left unchanged.[/quote]

To give a slightly different example, here are the raw classifications for the federation I personally lift in, the Southern Powerlifting Federation (see image)

For those that think elite levels are low, ignore the big time lifters and take a look at local meet results. Most lifters aren’t elite. In fact, a good many people will never be elite. True- some folks that are coming form a background of strength and/or those that have phenomonal genetics hit it quick. But for most, an elite totlal i s the culmination of several years of focused, specific training and competition.