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Join the 2nd edition of the
Iron House Mock Meet!

After the huge turnout and major success of our first Mock Meet we are proud to announce the second edition. Iron House Mock Meet is our unofficial and informal Powerlifting Meet open to both beginners and experienced lifters.  Whether you are preparing for your first meet, looking to set new PRs or just want to experience powerlifting in an exciting way, this meet is for you. We will also be providing guidance for first-timers! And just like the first edition, after we lift barbells we will celebrate with burgers & beers.

First come first served so sign up fast!

How it works:

The Pool & Process

You will be grouped together with other lifters of similar opening attempts and the groups will take turns lifting. While one group is lifting, the other warms up. Each group will squat first, then move on to the bench, and finish with the deadlift.

3 Lifts, 3 attempts

After each warm-up session you will have 3 attempts to achieve your heaviest lift for the Squat, Bench Press & Deadlift. The amount of weight you increase with each attempt should be strategic to achieve your biggest lift or Personal Record (PR). Heaviest approved lift out of each lift will count for your total.

Safety & Fun

We will make sure that you are lifting in a safe and motivating environment. The staff, spotters, MC and judges will help guide you through the meet and make sure that you have a great time lifting big weights here at Iron House.


Informal Meet

As this is not a sanctioned meet you will not be required to use IPF approved gear. Shoes and sleeved shirts are to be worn at all times and long socks must be worn during deadlifts. Overly loose clothing will impair the judges ability to approve your lift. We recommend tight fitting sports clothes and shorts for men.

Judges & Spotters

We will be judging lifts for the meet based on IPF rules (because that's just how it should always be done!). This means squatting to or below parallel, pausing on your chest during the bench, and following all the commands of the judge. The spotters will make sure that you are safe even during your heaviest attempts so come ready to go for those new PRs!

Pre-meet workshop

Before the meet starts we will also be providing a small workshop to explain how the meet works, demonstrate safe lifting as well as answer any questions you have.

Lift Hard. Grow Together. Win some fun prizes!

Best Female Lifter (IPF Formula)

Best Male Lifter (IPF Formula)

“Maximum Effort” – Best Grind

“So Fresh & So Clean” – Best Overall Technique


Date & TIME

  • Saturday April 13th 2019
  • Intro Workshop starts at 08:30
  • Weigh in (optional) starts at 08:00
  • Lifting ~ at 10:00

Price & Signup

  • IH-Members = €10 
  • Non IH-members = €20 
  • Your sign-up is complete once payment is received.


Sign up Cut-off

There is a maximum amount of spots available so participation is on a first come first serve basis. Sign up for the meet is possible up until April 2nd.

Burgers & Beers

To close off the awesome day of lifting we will celebrate with fresh burgers and cold beers.

The Mock Meet is officially full including the reserved list. Further sign up in not possible.

Check out our previous Mock Meet