Weightlifting is classified as an Olympic sport. Unlike other sports that test strength and prioritize the buildup of limit strength, or absolute strength, weightlifting tests the ballistic limits of the human body, also known as speed strength or explosive strength. The goal of speed strength exercises is to create the greatest impetus in as little time as possible. Not only are weightlifting movements explosive and dynamic, the precision that is required to execute such movements can be described as graceful. The benefits of speed strength enhancement are activation of type II muscle fibers, reaction time reduction and improvement of muscle and tissue resiliency.
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