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Weightlifting may refer to:
- Olympic weightlifting, a sport consisting of a single lift of a barbell with plates
- Powerlifting, a sport consisting of three attempts: squat, bench press, and deadlift
- Weight training, strength training through the use of weights
- Weightlifting (album), by The Trash Can Sinatras
People lift weights for a variety of different reasons. One of the main reasons is to improve their overall health. According to an article in the NY times, lifting weights can prevent some disabilities, increase metabolism, and lower body fat. When compared to machines, free weights improve not only strength but muscle function as well. Lifting weights also improves self-confidence and makes people feel better about themselves.
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- Bodybuilding, developing musculature through progressive resistance exercise
- Strength training
- Weight training#Free weights versus weight machines
- O'Connor, A. (n.d.). How to Get Strong. Retrieved from NY TImes: https://www.nytimes.com/guides/year-of-living-better/how-to-build-muscle-strength
- Schott, N., Johnen, B., & Holfelder, B. (2019). Effects of free weights and machine training on muscular strength in high-functioning older adults. Experimental Gerontology, 122, 15-24. doi:10.1016/j.exger.2019.03.012
- Waehner, P. (2019, December 31). Why You Should Lift Weights and Strength Train. Retrieved from Very Well Lift: https://www.verywellfit.com/top-reasons-to-lift-weights-1231112
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