Weightlifting and amazing sport…just how amazing?

We hear all the time that weightlifting is the most amazing, fast and powerful sport..

Exactly how fast is it and how powerful is it?

Very fast and powerful indeed..

Elite lifters’ velocity could reach :

Snatch

80 % 160-170 Meters per second

100% 130-140 Meters per second

Jerk

100% 250-270 Meters per second …Wow!!!!!

As far as power we use watts and in the following chart you can compare the Olympic lifts with classic lift such as Deadlift, bench press,etc..

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