Quick overview about some gym exersices

Weightlifting-      Weightlifting is a sport that contests the Snatch and Clean & Jerk.  This is the sport that is in the Olympics and is sometimes called Olympic lifting.  Each lifter gets three attempts at both the Snatch and Clean & Jerk to achieve a maximum lift.  The winner of the various weight classes is determined by the sum of the two max lifts.  Only people who compete in the sport of weightlifting can be called weightlifters.

Weightlifting is an excellent to build strength of core muscles and loose weight for women. If you relying only on cardio for getting slim then you won’t get the expected results. However if you mix it up with weightlifting then the results can be quickly visible. Personal trainers in your city will surely suggest the same program for weight loss for females as well as males. In my own experience the results were better in people in the age group of 25-40 years.

Power Lifting-     Power Lifting is a sport that contests three lifts; the Squat, Bench Press and Dead Lift.   Again, contestants are divided into weight classes and each lifter gets three attempts at each lift to determine a max for each.  The winner is decided by who has the highest total for all three.  Power lifters compete in Power Lifting.

Bodybuilding-      Bodybuilding is a sport where contestants are judged on muscular appearance.  Bodybuilders train for muscular hypertrophy and low body fat so the muscles can be displayed.  Only people who participate in the sport of Bodybuilding can be called bodybuilders. Continue reading

What Goes Around Comes Around

As you may have heard the coolest and newest things in weight training are the Kettle Bell and the Indian club.  The only problem is they may be about the oldest things in weight training.

Resistance training began in India over 500 years ago.  Wrestlers would perform numerous deep knee bends (what we call squats) to build leg strength and twirl and swing a short weighted stick called a Nal to build up arm strength.  The Nal was used in pairs like a dumbbell and has since been referred to as an Indian club. Continue reading