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CrossFit is a core strength and conditioning program built on constantly variedfunctional movements performed at high intensity. CrossFit is designed to elicit as broad an adaptational response as possible by exploiting a variety of training domains and is designed for universal adaptability, making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of age, gender or ability.
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Total fitness is not bodybuilding or conventional weightlifting. Machines and performing single muscle exercises are not practical or functional in life or sport. Total fitness is not sport specific and it most certainly is not long distance cardio efforts. It does not separate muscle strength and conditioning from cardio. Total fitness is having balance in all of the body's general physical skills as well as aerobic and anaerobic systems (metabolic pathways). Total Fitness addresses the following general physical skills :
Competence in one at the exclusion or deficit of the other is not total fitness.
The sport of Weightlifting is the only barbell sport in the Olympics. The sport consists of two barbell lifts, the snatch and the clean and jerk. Participants attempt a maximum weight single lift of a barbell loaded with weight plates.
The compound word "weightlifting" is also often used to refer to weight training.
In comparison with powerlifting which tests limit strength (with or without lifting aids),olympic weightlifting tests ballistic limits (explosive strength), such that the lifts must be executed faster and with more mobility, because of a greater range of motion during the lifts.
However, parts of the lift, especially in the clean and jerk,do test for absolute strength, as power is not an issue in executing that part of the lift. While there are relatively few competitive Olympic lifters, the lifts and their components are commonly used by elite athletes to train for explosive and functional strength.
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For further information about the sport please go to USA Weightlifting's Weightlifting 101