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Competition Weightlifting - Olympic Weightlifting - Powerlifting

Weightlifting is a sport with a history dating back many centuries. In modern times, weightlifting competition is either Olympic weightlifting or Powerlifting. Check out these profiles and resources.

Weight Training for Athletic Performance
Get to know the key performance characteristics of weight training for athletes?

Muscle Size Versus Strength - What You Need to Know
Defining the difference between training for strength and training for muscle.

How to Prevent Training Injuries
A few precautions can prevent most weight lifting injuries.

Anabolic Steroids, Bodybuilding and Weight Training
Anabolic steroids and related substances build muscle and strength. Learn what they are and how they can affect you.

Gym Best Practices
How to behave in a gym.

All About Muscle: How to Get It, How to Lose It
Understand muscle and how it develops and declines to help your weight training and muscle workouts.

Weight Training 101
The fundamentals of weight training and resistance training explained.

How to Choose a Personal Trainer
What characteristics should you seek out in a personal trainer?

Anti-Inflammatory Drugs in Sports and Exercise
The use of anti-inflammatory medications for sports injuries is common, but are they worth it?

Weight Training and Olympic Weightlifting
Olympic Weightlifting is a specialized sport and can be far removed from the few machine exercises you do at the local gym.

Olympic Weightlifting - What You Should Know for Beijing
Weightlifting is a prominent Olympic sport. But, it's easy to get confused about exactly what's happening during the competition when you're watching coverage on TV. Learn more about the lifts involved in Olympic weightlifting and how the competition is conducted here.

Olympic Weightlifting Mike's Gym
A great Olympic lifting site.

Olympic Weightlifting on the Web
Superb list of links for Olympic Lifting, USA.

World Powerlifting Organisation
Impressively designed site with great information about contests, personalities and culture of powerlifting.

USA Powerlifting
Another good site from a professional organisation with events, reviews, people and technical information.

Westside Barbell Gym
The legendary Columbus Ohio gym where big men lift even bigger weights.

Olympic Lifts for Strength and Muscle
Try this advanced strength and muscle weight training program.

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