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Strength sport that consists of three attempts at maximal weight on three lifts: squat, bench press, and dead-lift.

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Other than for related strength gain, why might abdominal / lower back hypertrophy be desired in both Olympic weightlifting and powerlifting?

I'm going through Everett's Olympic Weightlifting: A Complete Guide For Athletes & Coaches . The following quotes from the chapter Programming & Training caused me to think on the matter of ...
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Which will produce faster fat loss results in a caloric deficit, myofibrillar or sarcoplasmic hypertrophy?

With all other things equal, such as a caloric deficit of about 15-20% TDEE, ~1-1.2g protein/lb. body weight, approximately the same amount of time spent in the gym, a solid routine, and no cardio, ...
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Data on difference between elephant/deadlift bar and stiff bar on sumo deadlift?

From what I understand, the elongated, less-stiff bars allow for using the bending to gain some height (and momentum) before the full weight is off the floor. This can be beneficial if the/a sticking ...
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Is the Overhead position of the Overhead Press the same as that of the Overhead Squat?

I've got many doubts on if there is any difference between the overhead position of the Overhead Press and that of the Overhead Squat. Let me clarify. The proper final position of the Overhead Press ...
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Holding breath vs Inhaling in Eccentric and Exhaling in concentric

There are plenty of guides about heavy lifting which suggest to hold the breath to help brace the core. Here there is an example with squat. Picture taken from here. Many people agree with this as it ...
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Routine for improving hip mobility for sumo deadlifts

I have always deadlifted in a conventional stance and have never had problems with hip mobility with my squat. Recently however, I found that when trying to follow “cues” in the sumo deadlift, such as ...
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Popping feeling and pain in tricep

I have been lifting weights for the last 15+ years and had a coach for powerlifting for about 4 years. Over this time, I have somewhat consistently had a popping feeling and sometimes pain in my ...
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Powerlifting and limited time

I'm a powerlifter since 2016. If I'll have less time in the future due to work, would it be better to workout early in the morning or before sleep?
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Optimum amount of aerobic exercise to induce Angiogenesis for bodybuilding purposes?

So I have always noticed that my endurance-oriented friends have always been more vascular than me at similar bodyfat levels. I stumbled upon the term, Angiogenesis, in another post on this site so I ...
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High-Bar Back Squat being easier than Bodyweight Squat

As difficult as it may seem, I'm able to keep a more neutral spine and feel a better balance in a high-bar back squat (and with sufficient load, obviously not so heavy to worsen my technique) as ...
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What do I do to prevent hernias?

I am very interested in lifting weights but I have had an inguinal hernia about 8 month ago and even though I am back to lifting I really fear pushing myself to limits because I don't want a recursion....
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