Please note: It's important to understand that a lifter lifting in the non-tested division is not assumed to be on any of the substances that are banned in the tested division.
The USPA is happy to offer drug testing to those wishing to compete in that division. Drug Tested or furthermore "Tested" meets will be a separate meet held as a stand alone meet, not in conjugation with a non-tested meet. All Tested meets will test the top 10% of lifters (according to Wilks). Lifters lifting in tested meets DO NOT pay for their individual tests if they are chosen to be tested.
Effective January 2018, lifters will no longer be able to purchase a drug test and be tested at non-tested meets. You must compete at a USPA sanctioned Drug Tested meet to get drug tested records. It is not required to compete at a drug tested meet to qualify for a drug tested meet. For Example: Any USPA Sanctioned meet will qualify you for the Drug Tested National or World Championships.
Lifters competing in Tested meets are eligible for Drug Tested State, American and IPL World Records (National and World Championship contests only). All of which can be found at USPA Drug Tested Records.
The information provided herein is for informational purposes only. The USPA national office, its officers, employees, agents or representatives are not qualified medical professionals and will not provide medical advice and/or respond to athlete inquiries regarding whether use of a particular medication or supplement not listed herein is permissible. All athletes intending on competing in a USPA drug tested event bear the exclusive responsibility of consulting their own physician or medical professional to determine whether any prescription medications or other supplements they are currently using may yield a positive test result and/or contain any substances on this banned substance list.
2019 USPA Banned Substances List
Anabolic Steroids and Agents
1-Androstendiol, 1-Androstendione or
4-Hydroxytestosterone, Formestane &/or metabolite(s)
Androstendiol, Androstendione or
Testosterone (T/E 4:1 Ratio)
Clenbuterol (anabolic agent)
Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone metabolite(s) Desoxymethyltestosterone metabolite(s)
Drostanolone &/or metabolites
Epitestosterone (masking agent)
Methasterone &/or metabolite
Methenolone &/or metabolite(s)
Methyl-1-testosterone &/or metabolite(s) L
Nandrolone , 19-Norandrostenedione or 19-Norandrost metabolite(s) Norclostebol metabolite(s)
Oxabolone &/or metabolite(s)
Oxandrolone &/or metabolite Oxymesterone
Probenecid (masking agent)
Stenbolone &/or metabolite(s)
Testolactone (anti-estrogen) metabolite Trenbolone metabolite
Methamphetamine (L and/or D) Methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA) Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)
Ecgonine Methyl Ester (EME) (Cocaine Metabolite)
Amfepramone (Diethylpropion) Amiphenazole
Cathine (Norpseudoephedrine) Clobenzorex
Ethamivan (Etamivan) Ethylamphetamine (Etilamphetamine) Famprofazone
Fenethylline (Fenetylline) Fenfluramine
Octopamine Parahydroxyamphetamine Phendimetrazine
Please note that if you are found to have one or more banned substances you will incur a lifetime ban from the USPA Drug Tested division, all records removed from the Drug Tested division and subject to a $500 fine before being able to compete in the USPA non-tested division. Of course lifters will be given an appeal if found positive for banned substance(s), if requested.