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    Our mission is to provide powerlifting competitions of uniform high quality which are available to all athletes who meet the criteria for membership throughout the United States.

    The USPA provides opportunities fo lifters from the beginner, to the elite. Platform's Ready and the Bar is Loaded - come "Experience the Difference!"

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    USPA Coach Certification

    The United States Powerlifting Association’s goal is to provide fitness professionals, coaches, and athletes with the highest level of strength and power educational products for the sport of powerlifting.

    This program can enhance an athlete’s overall performance of strength and power for all ages.

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  • USPA Affiliate Gym

    The United States Powerlifting Association’s goal is to provide fitness professionals, coaches, and athletes with the highest level of strength and power educational products for the sport of powerlifting.

    This program can enhance an athlete’s overall performance of strength and power for all ages.

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    USPA STRONG

    Our aim is to ensure that lifters are provided an opportunity and location to showcase the results of their efforts in a safe and competitive environment.

    The USPA provides opportunities for a range of lifters from the beginner, to the elite level. Participate in a USPA event. "Experience the Difference!"

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    USPA Training Center

    The United States Powerlifting Association’s goal is to provide fitness professionals, coaches, and athletes with the highest level of strength and power educational products for the sport of powerlifting.

    This program can enhance an athlete’s overall performance of strength and power for all ages.

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Welcome to the USPA. "Experience the Difference!"

Welcome to the USPA

We invite you to learn more about us and our sport by exploring our website where you can view our Schedule of Events, Meet Results, American and State Records, Pictures of our Lifters, Rulebook, and much more!


The United States Powerlifting Association (USPA) is a leading powerlifting organization in the United States. It is the mission of the USPA to provide education, gym affiliation, and powerlifting competition of uniform high quality which is available to all athletes who meet the criteria for membership throughout the United States.

Our goal is to ensure lifters are provided an opportunity and location to showcase the results of their efforts in a safe and competitive environment. The USPA provides opportunities for a range of lifters from the beginner to the elite level. Participate in a USPA event. "Experience the Difference!"

  • Professional Certifications

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    The USPA strives to promote the growth of powerlifting, through nationwide premier events and through educational training and certification opportunities.

  • Beginner to Expert Lifter Opportunities

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    The USPA offers competition events for lifters of all skillsets. From the Beginner to the Elite level lifter, the USPA provides an opportunity to both challenge and welcome the lifter.

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The USPA is responsible for sanctioning local and regional events where powerlifters can compete in hopes of qualifying for the national level events. The USPA sanctions the National Powerlifting Championship, National Benchpress Championship, and National Deadlift Championship in all age groups, giving athletes a chance to see how they fare against competitors across the country.

The United States Powerlifting Association is looking for qualified representatives throughout the United States to assist in conducting and supporting competitions. If interested in becoming part of the USPA, USPA Interest Form for consideration.

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The USPA would like to extend a special "thank you" to the many sponsors who help the United States Powerlifting Association through their sponsorships. For inquiries about becoming a sponsor, advertiser, or exhibitor please send inquiries to the USPA Sponsor Coordinator.