Weight training is a common type of strength training for developing the strength
and size of skeletal muscles. It utilizes the force of gravity in the form of weighted
Today we speak of the standard weightlifting, powerlifting and strength exercises.
But how “standard” are they? How did they get to be standard?
Aug 20, 2015 ... The earliest evidence of weightlifting dates to China's Zhou Dynasty, ... The sport
did not appear in the 1900 Olympic Games but returned to the ...
As a means to measure strength and power, weightlifting was practised both by
ancient Egyptian and Greek societies. It developed as an international sport ...
Aug 16, 2016 ... From the early civilizations to the present day - weight training and its evolution.
... The word 'dumbbell' may have originated from a device designed in the ...
reappeared in 1904, and did not return to the Olympics again until ...
Apr 11, 2012 ... By 1891 there was international competition in London. The revived Olympic
Games of 1896 included weightlifting events, as did the Games of ...
Weightlifting competitions date back to the early Greek civilization. ... The
pioneers of these events did not have the sophisticated equipment that we have
... For example, dumbbells originated in the 1700's when a rod was placed
between two ...
Jun 9, 2014 ... Through the 1950's and early 1960's Olympic weightlifting was the ... those big
and hard enough to consider competing, did squats and front ...
Nov 18, 2014 ... It is likely that weightlifting is as old a pastime as time itself but it's ... said to have
originated, a man (power-lifter?) named Wuhuo allegedly lifted ...
Nov 19, 2014 ... However, weight training as a general athletic activity was initially ... How their
physiques looked did not factor into these men's displays of ...