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  • The History Of Weightlifting

    Throughout history, testing ones strength or power has been very popular in many cultures. Men have always challenged other men, hoping to be stronger than the other. Through history, tests of strength of stood the time of man. The history of weightlifting has displayed both male and female, competing in feats of strength. Weightlifting took place in the 10th century with China’s Zhou Dynasty, around 256 B.C. Military recruits were required to be able to pass feats of strength to be able to serve in the military (Sheehan, 2015). Sculptures from ancient Greece reveal Greeks lifting hefty stones. Greeks eventually replaced big stones for aboriginal dumbbells. Ancient Egyptian cultures also depicted the sport of weightlifting. They used…

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  • Benefits Of Weightlifting To The Elderly

    It is never too late to work out and get healthy. Even the elderly are able to do this with safe and appropriate situational specific workouts. Weightlifting is very beneficial to the elderly because it helps improve morale, increase physical strength, and improves their quality of life by promoting a healthy lifestyle. Exercise has been shown in some studies to help with depression and to be an effective alternative to antidepressant medications. Weightlifting has also been shown to help with…

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  • Importance Of Literacy Essay

    major key in gaining size and strength. Panos had to describe the steps to doing an exercise the right way and I felt completely lost. Much like when Tan says, “Some say they understand none of it, as if she were speaking pure Chinese” (“Mother Tongue” p.651), talking about her mother’s accent, it felt like Panos was speaking another language to me. I was able to surround myself with this lifestyle because I made more friends while in the gym. Coincidently, I was able to get some of my past…

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  • Importance Of Weightlifting

    In the last couple of years, I have been weightlifting in the gym. I initially took it up to gain strength and a leaner physique at the behest of my boyfriend, but partial credit is owed to my mom, who always inspired me to do what I want and be strong. Weightlifting to me is very rewarding in that I gain physical strength and confidence, yet there 's no one to compete with but myself. It 's about personal goals and being my personal best--not just physically but in all aspects of my life.…

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  • Weightlifting Ethical Issues

    Looking particularly at how the gender ideology around femininity is currently being played out in women’s weightlifting raises many ethical questions and speaks loudly to the difficult “bodywork” issues that women are facing. First, it is important to understand that gender is culturally constructed through different forms of emphasized femininity and masculinity in culture. Sex is the actual biological make up of men and women. What is masculine is not feminine, and what is feminine is not…

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  • Weightlifting Classification

    Everyone wants to be healthy, whether one were to attain this goal by dieting or high intensity cardio there are always the select few that delve into the unforgiving world of weightlifting. Within weightlifting there are four main types of gym junkies,the meatheads,the crossfitters, and the fitness models. Each classification of lift is done by intensity of the exercises and diets. The meathead also known as bodybuilders are understandably categorized as a lifters that typically focuses on…

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  • Importance Of Weight Lifting

    The new big thing these days is how to stay fit and how to get that “summer body” you’ve always wanted. Well here’s the thing, it’s not all cardio and yoga that you are looking at, the biggest thing is lifting weights. Women tend to stay away from the squat racks, and dumbbells for some reason, most saying it is because the males take up majority of that space and it just has us females drawn away from the idea. Here ill prove too you that it is worth it to maybe not heavy lift but at least do…

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  • Narrative Essay On Weightlifting

    Life can be a struggle at times, when we come out on top it always finds a way to bring us back down. I often found myself pondering about what I could do to just feel like I'm above it all the stress, insecurities and self-loathing. The answer was picking up really heavy pieces of metal and putting it back down and I'm not referring to being a crane operator but to weightlifting. I learned how to weight lift to put it simply but in actuality it became more than just a learning experience in the…

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  • Persuasive Essay On Creatine

    Creatine when I first began lifting I gained 7 pounds over 3 weeks. My arms, legs, chest, and shoulders grew around a inch or 2. I physically looked more muscular. There 's one negative that can happen when taking creatine. Creatine needs more water in the body, if not your body will become very dehydrated causing stress on your liver. Liver problems can be caused if you don’t drink enough water. My recommendation for a person taking creatine is to at least drink 1 to 1 and half gallons of…

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  • Personal Narrative: Weightlifting Competition

    I took the elevator down to the lobby to get breakfast then go back up to my room and watch TV. The food choices are lame considering this is a star hotel in Los Angeles and in the hills overlooking the city. I was watching TV then, this advertisement and came across the screen and said come out to Venice Beach to watch the 25 annual weightlifting competition. I was very curious about this competition and gave them a call. “ Good morning this is mike hosting the 25th annual weightlifting…

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