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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.

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Where did the sport weight lifting come from?


When was weight lifting first introduecd to the olympic?


Is boxing weight lifting?

No, boxing is not weight lifting

What events were in the first Olympics?

running, swimming,weight lifting

Is weight lifting an olympic sport?

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What is power in weight lifting?

To be honest, I'm just starting out in weight lifting. But to me, power, as it relates to weight lifting, is the ability to consistently lift a given amount of weight.

Where did the event weight lifting come from?

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.

Is weight lifting safe for children?

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Is it okay to do cardio before weightlifting?

No cardio before weight lifting is a bad idea. The reason for that is you want to do the hardest part and the most taxing part of training first. If you do cardio before weight lifting you are going to deplete your muscle glycogen as well as your energy and come to lifting already fatigued. Versus training when you're fresh and then finishing with cardio.

How do you gain weight by lifting weights?

Exactly as you said: by lifting weights. Regardless of what type of weight-lifting program you are following, lifting weights will (and should; if not, increase the weight/reps) will increase muscle size and ultimately lead to a heavier weight.

When did women weight lifting enter the Olympics?

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When did weight lifting start at the Olympics?

During the first International Olympics back in 1896.

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