The necessity of approved list of items arises for achieving uniformity, ensuing international standards. It will also restrict the practices of using substandard items. Usage of substandard items will definitely lower the quality and standard of performance and may even lead to cause injury to the athletes. Creating a congenial environment is a must for bringing out the real champions. The following are the list of items approved by International Powerlifting Federation and we have to follow the same in India too.