The lifting of heavy weights in a prescribed manner as an exercise or in athletic competition.(noun)
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Use "weightlifting" in a sentence
"The reason I stayed in weightlifting is because I really wanted to see if I could lift after surgery."
"However, encouraging weightlifting is also useful - when force meets an immovable object …"
"And with that as a guide, this week's honor goes to 33-year-old Melanie Roach, who qualified for the USA Olympic team in weightlifting at the trials in Atlanta last weekend eight years after failing to complete the Sydney trials due to a back injury."