Anti Doping

USA Powerlifting Drug Testing Database

REGISTERED TESTING POOL (RTP) ATHLETES

Helpful Links for Products, Prohibited list, etc

USA Powerlifting Athlete Locator Form (ALF)

The following ALF form is for providing detailed contact information of all USA Powerlifting athletes who are notified you are in the Registered Testing Pool (ie, National Team Members or any USA Powerlifting Athlete  instructed to do so), to help administration with performing Out-of-Meet tests. The form is to to be filled out online by the stated deadline each quarter and are automatically submitted to the Anti-Doping Chair responsible for OMTs. Failure to submit your ALF by the deadline, or to keep your whereabouts accurate will result in removal from teams and suspension.

Drug Testing Procedures

Meet Directors and Referees can find the current drug testing procedures under the Meet Directors Resource page.

Note from the USA Powerlifting TUE Chair Dr Kris Hunt (12/2016):

With the recent doping failures, the TUE committee will be making more regular announcements regarding Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUE).

Any medication that you are on should be cross checked (by YOU) on the WADA database: http://www.usada.org/substances/prohibited-list

If you have a medication that is prescribed that appears on this list, you need to file for a TUE.

TUE’s need to be received NO LATER than 6 weeks prior to your intended competition. It is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY and YOURS ALONE to ensure the proper paperwork is submitted on time.

A couple items worth mentioning:

1. Testosterone or any derivatives thereof will not be approved by historical precedent in our organization.

2. We are having mountains of TUE requests for adderall or similar stimulants for ADHD. For those of you that are not aware, many medications used for the treatment of ADHD are amphetamines. If abused, they can enhance performance. We are not going to question your diagnosis of ADHD; however, we are now asking for more substantive information regarding your diagnosis. A letter from your doctor stating, “she/he has a hard time concentrating at work/school” will not suffice. We are now requiring formal ADHD testing via a primary care provider or psychiatrist. This is to ensure the integrity of the sport, as adderall is now being abused in epidemic proportions, with and without a physician’s prescription.

3. A TUE done for USAPL is NOT sufficient for international competition. ARNOLD COMPETITORS: be very, VERY aware of this. You will need to submit a SEPARATE TUE for the Arnold and any other IPF competition to the IPF directly.

2008 USAPL Doping Control Report

Within the 2008 Calendar year, the USAPL conducted a total of 798 drug tests with the following breakdown:

  • Total tests done by Quest Diagnostics: 769
  • Total Tests done by UCLA, Cologne Labs: 29
  • Positive tests: 13
  • In Competition Tests: 700
  • Out of Meet Tests: 98
 2005 USAPL Doping Control Report

Within the 2005 Calendar year, the USAPL conducted a total of 716 drug tests with the following breakdown:

  • Quest Lab tests: 648, 21 positives
  • UCLA Lab tests: 68, 3 positives
  • Total In Meet Tests (IMT): 716
  • Total Out of Meet Tests (OMT): 36
2004 USAPL Doping Control Report

Within the 2004 Calendar year, the USAPL conducted a total of 827 drug tests with the following breakdown:

  • Quest Lab tests: 781, 27 positives
  • UCLA Lab tests: 46, 2 positives
  • Total In Meet Tests (IMT): 701
  • Total Out of Meet Tests (OMT): 126

Larry Maile, USAPL President