Weightlifting tips (II)

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Weightlifting tips (II)

Weightlifting followers has been increasing since 1920, when the International Weightlifting Federation was born in Antwerp (Belgium), to our days. New regulations forced athletes to adapt their trainings and habits to pursuit the greatness. Training, rest, diet and mental health started to be common words in athlete vocabulary.

Here you have some weightlifters habits they follow before competitions:

Every muscle counts

Whenever we think about a weightlifter, we may think that principal muscles involved are triceps or quadriceps, but this is not really accurate. To rise heavy weights in competition, a weightlifter has to use other muscular groups as the dorsal or femoral.

Self-knowledge is fundamental: knowing how much rest, how many muscular tension are we gathering and where are our limits.

Avoiding the overtraining

All human body has a limit, even the athletes ones. It is easy to think that if you workout more you are going to be fitter, but it isn’t true. It is important than coaches and athletes are aware of the athlete’s body limits. Professional weightlifters are capable of working twice a day, but reaching this point needs several month preparation.

Kind of exercises

For professional athletes is desirable to do exercises which implies as much muscles as possible or those that affect to the biggest muscle groups. Doing this the hormonal secretion is bigger, therefore the strength too.

Taking care of your alimentation is a cornerstone for an athlete.

Rest between exercises

To rest between exercises is essential. Introduce a little break between your series, but do not cool down. Self-knowledge is fundamental: knowing how much rest, how many muscular tension are we gathering and where are our limits.

Care for your diet

Taking care of your alimentation is a cornerstone for an athlete. Weightlifter diets are rich in carbohydrates (pasta, fruit, cereal and vegetables) and they are completed with protein supplements, omega 3 or creatin.