Showing posts with label Weightlifting. Show all posts
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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

The History of Weightlifting

Weightlifting Clean Jerk - Photo: Pixabay
The history of weightlifting depicts that in ancient period of prehistoric tribes has major importance, in that period the testing of manhood was done by weight lifting. They have lifted heavy stones such as Bluestones of old Dailly, Dinnie Stones, and Inver stone to show the power moreover it was the matter of prestige to the tribal kingdom in ancient age, however, it is not possible to find the exact date of the first weightlifting championship.

Perhaps, the testing of human strength is very old may be older than civilization of human being. Lifting heavy object images are shown in ancient Egyptian records, which are in scripted, in Chinese text and Greek carvings.

Weightlifting is a sport in which participant attempt to lift heavy weights mounted weights on steel and barbell. Precisely, the execution of which is a combination of flexibility, power, concentration, willpower, skills, discipline, athleticism, fitness, technique, physical and mental strength. As per the history of weightlifting, weight lifting is informally called as weight training, weightlifting trains the athlete for functional strength, utilizing the body's major muscle groups.

Although Weightlifting plays an important role in the success of many athletes, however, when not done according to the proper method, it can cause many problems concerning with health. The technique is the most important part in lifting the weight, and without proper method, weightlifters will get hurt before they have the opportunity to receive the benefits from weightlifting.

Considering the available facts, the history of weight lifting first began in Europe in the late 1880 and the champion of the competition was crowned in 1891. On those periods, there was no other subdivision and the crown went to the man able to lift the maximum weight. Weightlifting competition was clubbed as a part of athletics in 1896; however, weightlifting was excluded in the 1900 games. Again, the art of weightlifting was a notice in 1904, but the game was not included in Olympics however, in 1920, weight lifting has been accepted as a game and provided with its own right.

In those periods, Olympic introduces some strange weightlifting programs such as one and two-handed lift with no weight division, however, rules were changed in 1932 and five subdivision has been established and form three discipline for the competition viz. snatch, press and clean and jerk. 

In the snatch, the weightlifter lift the weight above the head in one fast-uninterrupted movement, however, in the second movement the weight is brought to the shoulders and after that weight is jerked out above the head. Although, in the second movement the weights are lifted in two stages makes it easier and the lifted weights. Later in 1972, press division was abolished and only snatch and clean jerk where accepted as the sports to Olympic discipline.

As a revolution in 2000, women also put their feet in this powerful event in Sydney. Hence, the history of weightlifting shows the journey of the powerful game attain a high level of place in the world Olympic.