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The History Of Weightlifting

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The history of weightlifting really started in the Olympics, back in 1896 when the Olympics were re-started weightlifting was one of the events. “Back then the only lifts they competed in where the one handed lifts and the two handed lifts, very unlike nowadays where Olympians compete in the power clean, squat, and bench press”. (Archibald) Weightlifting never really took off as a casual sport done by everybody for a long while after that, but there were men who went around with circuses and advertised themselves as the strongest men in the world and lifted weights for a living. When weightlifting was actually adopted as a casual sport every country did it different. The Russians lifted kettlebell-type weights for repetitions. The Scottish
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