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World’s Most Athletic Sport – Weightlifting

World’s Most Athletic Sport – Weightlifting

Olympic Weightlifting is said to be the most athletic sport in the world, it takes an extreme amount of strength to perform these great lifts.

The mere practice of the Olympic lifts teaches an athlete how to apply large amounts of force. Part of the extraordinary abilities of an Olympic lifter arises out of his having learned how to effectively activate more of his muscle fibers more rapidly than others who aren’t trained to do so. This becomes extremely important for athletes who need to remain at lower body weights for athletic purposes but need to learn how to apply greater forcehqdefault