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Weightlifting vs. Bodybuilding

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Weightliftingnoun

A form of exercise in which weights are lifted.

Bodybuildingnoun

A sport in which the aesthetics of muscular development is the basis for competition.

Weightliftingnoun

(sports) A sport in which competitors lift heavy weights in two events: the snatch and the clean and jerk.

Bodybuildingnoun

(dated) Work done to construct or repair the body of an automobile.

Weightliftingnoun

exercise by lifting weights

Bodybuildingnoun

exercise that builds muscles through tension.

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Bodybuildingnoun

exercise that builds muscles through tension

Bodybuilding

Bodybuilding is the use of progressive resistance exercise to control and develop one's muscles (muscle building) by muscle hypertrophy for aesthetic purposes. It is distinct from similar activities such as powerlifting because it focuses on physical appearance instead of strength.

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