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What is Weightlifting?

Despite how it looks, it’s not just about strength. In fact, good weightlifting is a true balancing act between strength, technique and preparation – and it’s an increasingly popular sport for all types of people. Weightlifting is definitely a sport where you need to make sure you’ve got the right support around you – done properly it helps your muscle development and discipline, but it’s vital to make sure you’re training with someone who knows what they’re doing.

What are the benefits?

  • It’s one of the best muscle development sports out there – but that doesn’t mean you have to be really muscly to be a great weightlifter
  • As well as the obvious strength training, you’ll be working on timing and technique, so it’s more than just a physical workout
  • Weightlifters tend to be really supportive of one another, so you’ll be part of a really strong community
  • It’s been shown to boost your metabolism if you do it regularly, as well as your bone density – both great for your health

What will I need?

Good gym and workout kit is essential. All the equipment should be provided for you, but check in with the session coach first.

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Find out more about Weightlifting

BBC Get Inspired has a good guide to getting started in weightlifting.

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