lift weights


: to exercise by lifting heavy objects (such as barbells) in order to become stronger
He has been lifting weights for exercise.

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Recent Examples on the Web The program has even sought external opinions, exploring potential explanations ranging from the way players lift weights to impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. Dom Amore, Hartford Courant, 10 Jan. 2024 Continuing to lift weights when your shoulder is aching can lead to strains or tears in your rotator cuff, which may even require surgery, as SELF previously reported. Jenny McCoy, SELF, 5 Dec. 2023 The Orioles’ top pitching prospect didn’t have a normal offseason, unable to lift weights or run because of a back injury that also stunted his spring training. Jacob Calvin Meyer, Baltimore Sun, 27 Aug. 2023 Clyde Drexler told me his running mate bench pressed 350 pounds, which wasn’t bad for a guy who didn’t lift weights as a practice. Seemed natural, then, to think a talent evaluator who made football players out of hoopsters and track guys could do the same with Michael Young. Kevin Sherrington, Dallas News, 13 Sep. 2023 Bracing core and keeping arms straight, lift weights straight up to shoulder-height. Women's Health, 7 June 2023 Competitive bicyclists, runners, rowers, swimmers, boxers and triathletes all lift weights and do cardio, so why should hiking be any different? Dakota Kim, Los Angeles Times, 22 June 2023 Jokic started to lift weights after every game, regardless of playing time, for example, and cut soda, beer and video-game snacks from his diet. Callie Caplan, Dallas News, 13 June 2023 So lift weights: compound exercises for your entire body, ideally with free weights, three times a week. Andrew Heffernan, Men's Health, 13 May 2023

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“Lift weights.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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