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Weight Lifting
Weight Lifting  
Dear Nilo

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weightlifting
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clean_and_jerk
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snatch_(weightlifting)

What is the approach or process a fitness trainer in Gymnasium will suggest for a person who says "I want to create a world record in the next Olympic games for my country in both "Clean and Jerk" and "Snatch" Category by lifting Maximum Number of Weights" ?

Is Body building and Weight lifting are two different categories ?

Can Body Builders like Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger
and all other Body Builders achieve this feat ?

Is it the sheer strength, might and power required for this achievement ?

Awaiting your reply,

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

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Mr Akerkar,

Bodybuilding and weightlifting are two completely different endeavors. Bodybuilding requires more volume per set(6 to 20 reps), Olympic Weightlifting is about learning how to lift maximum about of weight in the snatch and the clean and jerk. Most if not all bodybuilders could not do this.
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Expertise

Questions I can answer: Use of the Olympic lifts in sports specific training. Use of resistance training in sports specific, fat loss, body composition improvement. Motor pattern corrections via proprioception improvements. Fundamental uses of free weights, medicine balls,stability balls, etc.

Experience

I have been a personal trainer in Orange County, CA since 1983. I have trained numerous athletes at all levels including Gold Medalists, World Champions, and NCAA All Americans.

Organizations
National Strength and Conditioning Assoc. since 1999, United States America Weightlifting

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Goheavy.com

Education/Credentials
NSCA-CPT,*D, USAW Sports Performance Coach I have been certified since 1995 (1995-1998 with NASM)

Awards and Honors
Saddleback College 1979 Dean's List

Past/Present Clients
Steve Hegg (Gold Medalist 1984 Olympics Match Sprint Cycling), Kirk McCaskill (Major League Baseball), Rudy Dvorak (AVP NCAA All American), Scott Friedrichsen (AVP NCAA All American), Charlie Clark (US Triathlon 1985 TX State Champion)

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