Powerlifting is a strength sport that consists of three attempts at maximal weight on three lifts: squat, bench press, and deadlift. As in the sport of Olympic weightlifting, it involves lifting weights in three attempts. Powerlifting evolved from a sport known as `odd lifts`, which followed the same three-attempt format but used a wider variety.....
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an offshoot of Olympic weightlifting and weight training that emphasizes sheer strength more than technique, flexibility, and speed.[1 related articles]
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