Is Weightlifting A Team Sport?

Simple question, is Weightlifting a team sport? To help answer let’s start with two definitions. A team sport is simply a sport played by teams. The key line in the Merriam-Webster definition of team reads “marked by devotion to teamwork rather than individual achievement.” I’ve seen definitions that qualify a team sport as one where there…

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The Weightlifting Competition Boom – Part 1

Is There A Weightlifting Competition Boom? If it feels like there are more weightlifting competitions, it’s because there are. My recent experience of running and attending weightlifting competitions over 4 straight weekends got me thinking. The competitive marketplace for weightlifting competitions is hot and we are experiencing a weightlifting competition boom. We talk about this…

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The bodyweight advantage in Weightlifting competitions could soon be gone.

Are we saying goodbye to the bodyweight advantage in weightlifting competition? With the Olympics, doping violations and the announcement of a new women’s weight category dominating the news in Weightlifting, it’s easy to overlook other technical rules changes that could affect Weightlifting competition soon. According to its report1 from a meeting held prior to the…

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