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There are a few variations of activities involving lifting weights, though not all are classified as a sport. For many people, weight lifting is used for training for sports to increase muscle strength, and for building muscles for bodybuilding competitions.

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Weight lifting as a competitive sport include Olympic weight lifting, power lifting, and bodybuilding. The sport of weightlifting requires a combination of power, speed, technique, concentration and timing.

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Check out the 800 sports in the Encyclopedia of Every Sport. Well not every sport, as there is a list of unusual sports, extinct sports and newly created sports. How to get on these lists? See What is a sport?

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