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powerlifting

Line breaks: power|lift¦ing
Pronunciation: /ˈpʌʊəlɪftɪŋ
 
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Definition of powerlifting in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A form of competitive weightlifting in which contestants attempt three types of lift in a set sequence.
Example sentences
  • The sports it can be applied to include powerlifting and Olympic-style weightlifting, but what about bodybuilding?
  • For decades, powerlifting's three lifts - the bench press, squat and deadlift - have been considered the truest barometers of a person's overall strength, and for good reason.
  • It's the ideal way to prepare your muscle for activities that require velocity or quick recoil, such as powerlifting, basketball, tennis, martial arts and track and field.

Derivatives

powerlifter

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noun
Example sentences
  • He actually competed as a powerlifter before switching to bodybuilding, and squats, deadlifts and benches are still staples of his training routine.
  • At that time, I focused on building a strong bench press to compete as a powerlifter, and the way my chest responded convinced me that the size of the muscle grows with the size of the weights you use.
  • However, even the higher recommendation falls short of the amount considered by serious bodybuilders and powerlifters to be the threshold for stimulating muscle growth - one gram of protein per pound of bodyweight per day.

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