What is: Olympic Lifting

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Olympic lifting is an sport in the modern Olympic games program in which athletes perform a maximum effort single lift of a barbell loaded with weight plates. The lifts involved in the sport are the snatch, clean, and the jerk.

In the actual competitions the clean and jerk are considered one combined lift. Each lifter is allowed three attempts at each lift. The combined total of each athletes’ highest successful lifts determines the results.

The lifts in this sport are very explosive and require total body effort. The movements are considered graceful to the fans of the sport. The lifts used in the olympic lifting sport are also used by other athletes in their training regiments because of the significant strength and power gains that it produces.

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