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Relative Safety of Weightlifting and Weight Training.

Hamill, Brian P.
Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research: February 1994
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This paper discusses statistics derived from surveys and competitions. Analyses of previous publications and comparative data from other studies appear to contradict a general view that weight training is safer than weightlifting, when the latter is defined according to the International Weightlifting Federation's rulebook. Both activities appear to be safer than many other sports. The age group considered is largely school age.

(C) 1994 National Strength and Conditioning Association