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Powerlifting Bars

I recently joined a powerlifting gym and I noticed they had a deadlift bar. It was kinda weird very whippy even at 315, Are those kind of bars ipf approved?

Did you check the rulebook?

No. Whippy DL bars are not IPF approved.

IPF use only one bar for all lifts. Other feds tend to use a specific squat, bench and DL bar.