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Weight lifting came from the Olympics. It started there as having participants from different countries. By letting the audience see that they can prove to them that they can lift the barbell with metal plates as heavy as it can.

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Where did the sport weight lifting come from?


Is boxing weight lifting?

No, boxing is not weight lifting

How long has weightlifting been an olympic event?

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Is weight lifting the strongest event in Olympics?

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I think weight lifting first came from the Olympics. Weight lifting is a sport which contestants attempt an utmost mass single lift of a barbell loaded with weight plates. It tests the limit of the participant's strength and ballistic limits with smaller weights. It also executes quicker and with more mobility.

Is weight lifting safe for children?

Children always should be supervised when lifting weights and instructed on proper form during weight lifting. Otherwise, yes, weight lifting is safe for children.

How do you gain weight by lifting weights?

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What is the controlled breathing technique when weight lifting?

breath out when lifting and breath in while you lower the weight

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