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.

Strength training-         Athletes who train with the purpose to increase strength and power are involved in strength training.  Athletes who strength train can use many components of the previously mentioned activities to improve their strength or performance in another sport.

Weight training-  Anyone who works out with weights can be said to be engaged in weight training.

Resistance training-      Any type of training that involves working against some form of resistance can be called resistance training.  All of the above activities can be classed as resistance training, but resistance training can also include the use of springs, rubber bands, medicine balls, sand bags etc.

Working out-       The term workout can cover just about any physical activity done as a form of exercise or testing.

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