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World Powerlifting Games 2024

World Powerlifting Games 2024 will take place on October 18-20, 2024, at Mountain Island Fitness Gymnasium, Charlotte, North Carolina. On Friday October 18th will be the World Power Lift Challenge (traditional Strict Curl and Rep Competition). Then on October 19-20th is World Powerlifting Games featuring competition in Full Power, Push Pull and single lift in Squat, Bench and Deadlift! As is the case each year numerous all-time world records will fall as Mountain Island Fitness arena will be rocking!! In order to maximize athlete performance and minimize lifting delays we will utilize 2-3 platforms simultaneously (as needed)!  

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.)


Testimonials from past World Powerlifting Games:

"I'm very happy and satisfied for everything, especially meeting you guys in 365 world games, all of you athletes and staff, and I really appreciate all what you've done for my freind!"  - Bouafia Mohamed (Algeria)

"Thank you for all you and Maureen do and Jana I know it’s a lot of logistics involved and hard work. I just want you guys to know I appreciate everything you do."  - Derek Williams (USA)

Great freaking meet on Sunday. Really enjoyed the atmosphere and the comradery. Y’all always make it look effortless! - Scott Jelleyman (USA)

"We love your World Games...we come every year! - Givi Margvelashvili (Georgia)

"Thanks so much for all the work you put in to make the Worlds meet this past weekend so successful. There were so many great lifters and lifts. I really enjoyed my day there. Thanks also for getting me out of there to make my plane!" - Roy Apseloff (USA)

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. 

365 Strong provide the best prices for all Dynabody competition and gym equipment! Contact us for all equipment Quotes at

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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Participating Nations








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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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