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Getting Into Competitive Powerlifting


Anyone in the UK have any advice for how to get involved with competing? I don't know of any clubs or anything near and don't really know how to go about it. Cheers


Hey mate,
Check out the GBPF divisions and see if there’s a meet coming up. It also has a ‘where to train’ which helped me find a club and start competing.
You also have the BDFPA which I don’t really know anything about, but it’s a different federation.

You can also check out www.powerliftingwatch.com for stuff like that.
Good luck.


Where in the UK are you?
Both BDFPA & GBPF are good (I prefer the reffereeing in the GBF; IMHO stricter and more consistant, BDFPA seems a bit friendlier).


Thanks, well home is in Gloucester but the majority of the time I’m at uni in Cardiff.Hopefully that won’t be to much of a issue?

It’s something I’ve been thinking about and wanting to do for a while but not really known where to start.