Weightlifting, weight training and injuries.

J. R. Basford

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Abstract

Although millions of men and women in the United States are regularly involved in some form of weightlifting, the average physician knows, and frequently cares, little about the sports involved. As a result, his or her knowledge of the medical and physiological issues involved is limited This article attempts to address this lack by beginning with a brief introductory section outlining some of the similarities differences between the major weight lifting approaches (power lifting, olympic lifting, weight training and body building). Next it reviews major issues and controversies such as age restrictions for lifters, physiological effects, drug use, potential strength gains and hypertrophy. Finally, it discusses some of the more frequent and unique injuries that can occur in lifters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1051-1056
Number of pages6
JournalOrthopedics
Volume8
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1985
Externally publishedYes

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Weight Lifting
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Weights and Measures
Wounds and Injuries
Hypertrophy
Sports
Body Weight
Physicians

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgery

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Basford, J. R. (1985). Weightlifting, weight training and injuries. Orthopedics, 8(8), 1051-1056.

Weightlifting, weight training and injuries. / Basford, J. R.

In: Orthopedics, Vol. 8, No. 8, 08.1985, p. 1051-1056.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Basford, JR 1985, 'Weightlifting, weight training and injuries.', Orthopedics, vol. 8, no. 8, pp. 1051-1056.
Basford JR. Weightlifting, weight training and injuries. Orthopedics. 1985 Aug;8(8):1051-1056.
Basford, J. R. / Weightlifting, weight training and injuries. In: Orthopedics. 1985 ; Vol. 8, No. 8. pp. 1051-1056.
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