ERIC Number: ED358049
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Weightlifting and How Weightlifting Benefits Other Sports.
This paper begins with a discussion of terminology and of the distinctions between bodybuilding, powerlifting, and weightlifting. Weightlifting is presented as the only weight training-associated sport in the Olympic Games. The overhead movements and bodyweight classes involved in the sport are described, and advantages of free weight training are outlined. The paper emphasizes that training programs designed for bodybuilding, which utilize high repetitions and emphasize isolated muscles/muscle groups, do not replicate natural body movements which entail the sequential and simultaneous recruitment of many muscles. Coaches, trainers, and fitness instructors need to be knowledgeable about weight training in order to design training programs that simulate human movement patterns and contribute to the development of functional strength. An appended list of resources for further information lists a strength-training consultant, two organizations, and three publications. A chart displays a yearly plan of training for resident athletes of the United States Weightlifting Federation, and activities are listed for a typical training week for a female weightlifter in the preparation phase and the competition phase. (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (Washington, DC, March 24-28, 1993).