I received an email from Rogue Fitness a couple of days ago announcing that three Rogue powerlifting products are now approved and certified by the IPF (International Powerlifting Federation); making them legal equipment for IPF sanctioned powerlifting meets. The three products include the 20kg Rogue Ohio Power Bar, the Kilogram Competition Collars, and of course the Calibrated Kilogram Steel Discs, and .
As I understand it, being certified by both the IPF and the IWF has always been a big goal for Rogue Fitness. I find it pretty cool that one of those goals is now realized and official. I’d say that congratulations are definitely in order to Bill and everyone over there at Rogue.
Of course this is good news for American Powerlifting as well because Rogue equipment is actually super affordable when compared to the other equipment on the IPF equipment list. This is especially true of the 20 kg Ohio Power Bar; being that it’s only a $325 power bar – and a very good bar at that. Compare that $325 to the price of a power bar from the likes of Ivanko, Pallini, and Uesaka; all bars that sell for about twice as much (more in some cases.)
If you already own an Ohio Power Bar, you should be aware that this certification does not include the 45-pound variation. Even if you own the pound version of the Ohio though, rest assured that it uses the same 205k steel for the shaft, has the same aggressive knurl, and is built to the same high standards. You may not be able to take it to a meet, but you’ve still got a great power bar – and you paid even less for yours than the $325 that is asked for the kilogram version.
So go set a world record using Rogue equipment – it’s legal now.