GENERAL RULES OF NASA POWERLIFTING


1.The Natural Athlete Strength Association (NASA) recognizes the following lifts for full powerlifting, which must be taken in the same sequence in all competitions conducted under NASA rules:

a.         Squat             Unequipped or Equipped Divisions

b.         Bench Press    Unequipped or Equipped Divisions

c.         Deadlifts         Unequipped or Equipped Divisions

 

2. Natural Athlete Strength Association (NASA) recognizes the following lifts for Full Power Sports Division:

a.                   Curl

b.                  Bench Press

c.                   Deadlift

 

3.         Natural Athlete Strength Association (NASA) recognizes the following single lift events:

            a.         Curl                 -- Power Sports

            b.         Bench Press     -- Power Sports, Unequipped or Equipped Divisions

            c.         Deadlift           -- Power Sports


4.         Competition takes place between lifters in categories defined by:

a.         Sex,

b.         Body Weight

c.         Age.

d.         Unequipped divisions

e.         Equipped divisions

 

5.         The rules apply to all levels of competition whether it be a Local, State, Regional, World, International or any competition that states that it is conducted under NASA rules.


6.         Each competitor is allowed three attempts on each lift. Any exceptions are explained in the appropriate section of the rule book. The lifter's best valid attempt on each lift, (disregarding any fourth attempts for record purposes),   counts toward his competition total. The winner of a category shall be the lifter who achieves the highest total. The remaining lifters shall be ranked in    descending order of total. Lifters failing to achieve a total are eliminated from the competition. If two or more lifters achieve the same total, the lighter lifter ranks above the heavier lifter. In case of both lifters weighing the same, both lifters would be immediately re-weighed.       

 

NASA sanctions the following World Championships:
Men's Open World Championships
Women's Open World Championships
Junior World Championships
Master's/Sub-masters World Championships  

 

1.      NASA also recognizes and registers world records for the same lifts within the categories described hereunder:

 

 

DIVISION & AGE CATEGORIES

The Men's and Women's Open Championship’s permit lifters of any age in excess of 13 years of age or older. The lifter MUST have attained the minimum age limit on the day of the competition where limits are imposed. The lifter must compete in the age group that he/she is in on the day of the competition.

A lifter may remain in a particular category throughout the full calendar year in which he reaches the stated upper limit of that category. Age categories and their further subdivision may be adopted for use nationally at the discretion of NASA.

 


Mens Division:

Open Division:  from 13 years upwards (No category restrictions need apply.)

Teenage Division: from 13 – 19 years of age.
Junior Division: from 13 years to and including 23 years of age.

Intermediate Division: 24 to and including 29 years of age.

Sub Masters I Division: 30 to and including 35 years of age.

Sub Masters II Division: 35 to and including 39 years of age.

Masters I Division. 40 years to and including 49 years of age.

Masters II Division: 50 years to and including 59 years of age.

Masters III Division: 60 years to and including 69 years of age.

Masters IV Division: 70 + years of Age and upwards.

 

Women’s Division:

Open Division: from 13 years upwards (No category restrictions need apply.)

Teenage Division: from 13 – 19 years of age.
Junior Division: from 13 years to and including 23 years of age.

Intermediate Division: 24 to and including 29 years of age.

Sub Masters I Division: 30 to and including 35 years of age.

Sub Masters II Division: 35 to and including 39 years of age.

Masters I Division. 40 years to and including 49 years of age.

Masters II Division: 50 years to and including 59 years of age.

Masters III Division: 60 years to and including 69 years of age.

Masters IV Division: 70 + years of Age and upwards.

 

 

Body weight Categories (Men)                   Body weight Categories (Women)

 

-----------------------------------------                     44.0 kg Class up to 44.0 kg

-----------------------------------------                     48.0 kg Class from 44.01 to 48.0 kg

52.0 kg   Class up to 52.0 kg                          52.0 kg Class from 48.01 to 52.0 kg

56.0 kg   Class from 52.01 to 56.0 kg             56.0 kg Class from 52.01 to 56.0 kg  
60.0 kg   Class from 56.01 to 60.0 kg             60.0 kg Class from 56.01 to 60.0 kg
67.5 kg   Class from 60.01 to 67.5 kg             67.5 kg Class from 60.01 to 67.5 kg
75.0 kg   Class from 67.51 to 75.0 kg             75.0 kg Class from 67.51 to 75.0 kg
82.5 kg   Class from 75.01 to 82.5 kg             82.5 kg Class from 75.01 to 82.5 kg
90.0 kg   Class from 82.51 to 90.0 kg             90.0 kg Class from 82.51 to 90.0 kg  
100.0 kg Class from 90.01 to 100.0 kg           90.0 + kg Class from 90.01 to unlimited
110.0 kg Class from 100.01 to 110.0 kg         -------------------------------------------
125.0 kg. Class from 110.01 to 125.0 kg        -------------------------------------------
140.0 kg. Class from 125.01 to 140.0 kg        -------------------------------------------
140 + kg. Class from 140.01 to unlimited      -------------------------------------------

 

 

Team Competition

 

1. Each team is allowed a maximum of ten competitors spread throughout the range of the twelve body weight categories for men and ten competitors throughout the range of ten body weight categories for women. There must not be more than two competitors from any one nation in any particular body weight category per team. Each nation may provide two (2) teams for each World competition.

2. Each team is allowed a maximum of two alternates or reserves. These alternates or reserves may be substituted at any time prior to the commencement of the weigh-in for a particular body weight category. Each nation must submit a team roster giving the name of each lifter, body weight, category and best total achieved at a national or international level during the previous twelve months. The date and title of the competition in which the best total was achieved must also be stated. These details must be submitted to the responsible official prior to the commencement of the weigh-in for the lowest weight category, i.e. 52.0 kg for men and 44.0 kg for women. The names of the alternates or reserves with their body weight categories and best totals must also be submitted at this time.

3. The Meet Director may or may not allow teams to compete at other NASA meets.

If the Meet Director does have teams competing, the below point system will be used.

4.  NASA’s Point scoring for all World, Continental and National Championships shall be: 12, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, and 2 for the first nine places in any body weight category. Thereafter, each lifter who makes a total in the competition shall be awarded 1 point. NASA’s Point scoring for all and Regional & State Championships shall be: 7, 5, 3, 2 and 1 for the first five places in any body weight category.

5. Only the point scores of the six best placed lifters of each nation will be counted for the team competition at all international championships.


6. Teams shall be nominated to the Meet Director at least 21 days before the date of the championships. Failure to comply with this requirement may result in disqualification of the offending team.

7. Team awards shall be given to the first three places. In the case of a tie in the classification of a team or a nation, the team having the largest number of first places will be ranked first. In the case of a tie between two nations having the same number of first places, the team having the most second places will be classified first, and so on through the places of the six scoring lifters.