POWERLIFTING VS. OLYMPIC-STYLE WEIGHTLIFTING
There are distinct differences between powerlifting and Olympic-style weightlifting. While powerlifting is less technical and focuses on the three rep counts of each lift, Olympic-style weightlifting uses overhead movements such as ‘the snatch’ and ‘the clean and jerk’ which are much more about technique and are done in a single lift. Both of these styles have their own pros and cons.
When it comes to muscle building, both Olympic-style weightlifting and powerlifting are usually reserved for more advanced athletes. These specific styles of strength training require more weight, but have less reps per set. Though it may seem like a good way to build muscle, it is not as effective as bodybuilding workouts, which require less weight with higher rep counts. The largest muscles in the body don’t always produce the most strength.
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