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World Powerlifting Games 2023

World Powerlifting Games 2023 is slated for October 20-22, 2023, Mountain Island Fitness Gymnasium, Charlotte, North Carolina. On Friday October 20th will be the Class of 2023 Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The World Powerlifting Games have been huge international success!! Each year this event attracts 100+ strength athletes from throughout the globe. Numerous all-time world records have been rewritten and many more current national and international records fall as well! This event will be held in the Mountain Island Fitness basketball arena with other events being held in various other dedicated areas throughout this 50,000 square foot facility.  This year 365 Strong World Powerlifting Federation is partnering with the World Professional Power League to extend our reach in international market.


Though the World Powerlifting Games is the main attraction of the weekend World Games of Power, another great event will be unvailed in a separate area (at Mountain Island Fitness) featuring the World Power Lift Challenge. Athletes will compete in a rep competition, performing 4 different lifts, touch and go bench press, deadlifts, strict curl and cheat curl. Athletes entering the World Powerlifting Games may choose which day they lift in the World Power Lift Challenge! For more details, click on the above event name to go to it's dedicated web page. 


365 Strong World Powerlifting Federation (365 SWPF) was created to unite the world through our sport and empower all competitors.  We welcome all athletes, without discrimination, no matter what gear (or not) they choose to wear to compete or whether they want to be drug tested or not drug tested.  (Athletes only compete against "like" competition.)
Our commitment to the athletes:

Specifically, 1) we promote all lifters, hosts and others that support 365 SWPF before, during and following all federation events, 2) all referees must pass our written and situational oral examinations and each is evaluated on actual performance prior to gaining approval as an International referee, 3) all lifters have access to the best equipment - mono-lifts, competition benches, calibrated Kilo plates and the best specialty bars in the sport, 4) athletes have a choice to lift to their own walk-up lifting song or not, 5) we put a premium on lifter safety and ensure only experienced spotters are assigned to the platform, 6) we introduce all competitors to the crowd during our opening ceremonies to appreciate the work they've put in to prepare for competition, 7) our awards are awesome, 8) we believe in communication, so the lifters know what's going on at all times leading up to an event (lesson lifter anxiety), and finally 9) we believe in running events that are highly organized, high energy and transparent in nature.

World Powerlifting Games Equipment Update

Platform Equipment:  Calibrated Kilo Plates, Squat - Dynabody Monolift, Bench - Dynabody Competition Bench & Face Savers, Bars - SportKraft 30 kilo or Texas 25 kilo squat bar, F8 25 kilo bench bar, Kabuki 20 kilo deadlift bar and the Rogue 30 lb. ez-curl bar. 

Warm-up Area Equipment:  Plenty of weight, Squat - 2 Dynabody Monolifts, Bench - 3 Dynabody Competition Benches with Face Savers, Bars - Texas & Kabuki squat bars, F8 & Dynabar 2000 bench bars, several Texas deadlift bars as well as several Ez-Curl bars.  Plus, an additional 3-4 power rack and benches.

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World Games Action Shots
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World Games 2023 Partners
Revolution Screen Printing 
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Mountain Island Fitness 
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DynaBody Equipment
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Past World Powerlifting Game Photos

Here's a few of the photos and videos from the World Games! 

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ESP Power
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2019 Worlds Repeat Champ - Carolina Fitn
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