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weightlifting

the sport of lifting barbells of specified weights in a prescribed manner for competition or exercise
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Although only 17, weight lifter Evans is ranked number one in Britain at junior and senior level at 56kg.
HG (n=16) WL (n = 12) Standard Standard Average deviation Avarage deviation Age (years) 21,13 3,59 19,50 3,34 Structure (m) 1,64 0,09 1,62 0,06 Mass (kg) 63,98 8,46 61,16 9,77 IMC (kg [m.sup.-2]) 23,82 2,18 23,20 3,39 PT (years) 9,25 3,28 1,85 1,47 WT (hours) 3,33 1,23 5,29 1,81 P-value Age (years) 0,234 Structure (m) 0,605 Mass (kg) 0,421 IMC (kg [m.sup.-2]) 0,563 PT (years) <0,001 * WT (hours) 0,003 * HG = Handball Group; WL = Weight Lifter Group; WT= Weekly Training; PT = Practice Time.
Virbhadra Singh also honoured weight lifter Vikas Thakur for winning silver medal at the Commonwealth Games at Glasgow and presented him a cheque of ` 10 lakh.
A "higher degree of consciousness" may be responsible for increasing primary attentional focus, which allows the weight lifter to block out unnecessary distractions.
Brochey is a weight lifter and is founder and director of the Red Brick Bench Press Championships that has raised money for military troops and their families for the last nine years.
The drinks are just as rustic -- bottles of local red and white wines along with tap water served in a jug so big it almost requires a weight lifter to fill your glass.
Since the 1950s scientists have had a formula - the so-called length-tension curve - that accurately describes the force a muscle exerts at all points from fully outstretched, when every weight lifter knows there is little strength, to the middle points that display the greatest force, to the completely shortened muscle when, again, strength is minimized.
Pakarinen et al, (1991) reported significant decrease in TSH during one week intense resisting trainings (2 daily working sessions) in professional weight lifter [8].
With nine to collect in the special edition range, each one optimistically sports a gold medal, and the cheeky grins, winks and near-bursting blood vessels on the weight lifter man make these some of the best mini-figures yet.
"He was a weight lifter back then and used to pick me up and carry me around!
ThatAAEs all I noticed.AoAuHoracio Reis, head trainer at the gym where Chilean Olympic weight lifter Elizabeth Poblete gave birth without knowing she was pregnant .AoHe smelled like alcohol, so I knew it wasnAAEt the real Santa, cause Santa doesnAAEt drink alcohol.AoAuKatie Dockerty, 9, who witnessed an intoxicated man dressed as Santa stumble into her front yard in Sparta, Wis.; he was apparently looking for his reindeer
In "Weight," a guilt-ridden son remembers his mother as a "weight lifter" who lifts not dumbbells, but the burdens of her children, her neighbors, even total strangers who cross her path.