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    Weightlifting Benefits

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    the average person. The art of weightlifting has been used for as “long as humans have existed”[1] in one way or another, because it builds great strength and power in one’s body. Although the art of weightlifting might have been different in the past, Olympians and people alike, lift weights from time to time to maintain their body’s physical appearance and composition. However, with more and more people lifting weights today due to the immense athletic and physical competition, questions about the amount…

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    Muscular Body Image

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    In Douglas Quenqua’s article for The New York Times, “Muscular Body Image Lures Boys Into Gym, and Obsession”, Quenqua focuses on young boys and the risks they are willing to face in order to achieve a chiseled body. This isn’t the first time that Quenqua has written about body image. Douglas Quenqua also wrote the article “Tell Me, Even if it Hurts Me” for The New York Times. Quenqua writes about culture, science, media, lifestyle, and dogs. To begin with, Douglas Quenqua’s audience in…

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    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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    Faigenbaum et al., in “Youth Resistance Training,” provide data that dispels this notion: “The overall injury rate per 100 participant hours was 0.0120 and 0.0013 for resistance training and weightlifting, respectively” (62). These injury rates are markedly lower than team sports such as football, baseball, and softball, which are all sports most adolescents participate in regularly. One can attribute the low injury rates found in weightlifting to a general culture of knowledgeable coaches,…

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    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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    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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    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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    Weightlifting Shoes

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    If you are getting serious about your squats, cleans and snatches, it is probably time to consider what shoes you wear when lifting. Weightlifting shoes have been said to be the most important equipment a lifter can own. If you are in the market for a pair of shoes, this article will help you know what to look for. You don't need to spend a lot of money to enjoy the benefits weightlifting shoes can provide, just be sure to look for these features. Mid-sole Ideally the sole of a weight lifting…

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    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…

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    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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