NORCAL We started over 5 years ago with the inaugural NORCAL POWERLIFTING’s “I Powerlift Like a Girl” in Walnut Creek, and now NORCAL POWERLIFTING is expanding that vision to bring the inspiration and camaraderie to Bend, Oregon.

The Oregon series kicks off in May 2019 in Bend, Oregon with NORCAL POWERLIFTING’s “I Powerlift Like a Girl” theme event.  Yes, we will be celebrating “strong women” twice in 2019. In California and Oregon.

2018 themed events:

  • March 25, 2018 - Regional Event “I POWERLIFTING LIKE A GIRL” (celebrating strong women
  • July 22, 2018 - California State Event “STRENGTH IN DIVERSITY” (celebrating strength in diversity)
  • October 28, 2018 - Open Event “STRENGTH IN MENTAL HEALTH” (celebrating strength in mental health)
  • 2019 – First NORCAL POWERLIFTING Event in Bend, Oregon will be on June 23, 2019 – NORCAL POWERLIFTING OREGON OPEN – “I POWERLIFT LIKE A GIRL” (celebrating strong women)

Outcome vs. Processes


Welcome USAPL/AAU lifters!


Becoming a member of NORCAL POWERLIFTING is more than simply joining a great organization. It is an opportunity to be part of a supportive community of drug-free lifters and knowledgeable staff who make our organization feel like home. We strive to create a safe environment for lifters of all ages and all abilities to learn, grow, improve and enjoy the sport of drug-free powerlifting.

NORCAL POWERLIFTING members are entitled to a discounted membership at our affiliate gyms.  Raw Center for Sports Performance and Powerlifting in Walnut Creek California is a full service powerlifting gym with absolutely the best equipment. Inquire at for details.

In keeping with our mission to provide you with the highest level of drug-free powerlifting experience, NORCAL POWERLIFTING will honor USAPL AND AAU memberships. We feel that this program will benefit the drug-free lifting base while allowing us to achieve our goals to take drug free powerlifting to the next level.

If you hold membership with another drug-free powerlifting federation such as USAPL or AAU, we will honor your membership at NORCAL POWERLIFTING!

Membership Has Its Perks

The importance of differentiating between processes and outcomes.

An outcome is a result.  In lifting lingo it is hitting a “PR”, or getting "white lights" on a lift. It may also be negative: going 3-9, bombing out in a meet, or not making weight. There is never growth in an outcome alone; it's just something that happens after all the work is done. Unfortunately, many lifters, particularly the young ones are often bitten by the “results bug” and devote too much time and energy toward hitting that “PR” instead of celebrating the processes that got them to that end (good or bad). Part of NORCAL POWERLIFTING's philosophy is to turn the lens toward the process.