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Why Olympic Weightlifting Makes Great Wrestlers

The sport of wrestling is one of the oldest combat sports on record and was one of the first disciplines included in the ancient Olympic Games program. Wrestling was first highlighted in sport

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Why Olympic Weightlifting Will Make You a Better Sprinter

As an athlete, life is easier when you are fast. In many sports, sprinting speed is one of the predominate physical characteristics that differentiates an athlete’s level of playing ability(1)(7). Sprint training is

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