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Why do we not see strong-man athletes competing in olympic weightlifting?

As far as I can tell, weightlifting (as seen in the Olympics) and powerlifting (as seen in strongman competitions) differ in terms of the required techniques and physique. According to Wikipedia: In ...
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Why, specifically, is George Asanidze's record not 181kg?

The video shows the European Championships. So it simply wasn't an Olympic competition in that video. He achieved the Olympic record in the Sydney 2000 games with 180 kg, so that number is actually ...
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Where do the terms "dead lift" and "dead row" come from?

You are picking up "dead weight" from the ground, hence the origin of the name. Deadlifts are a movement that involved picking up some weights from the ground while it is immobile or "dead". A ...
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Greatest weight ever lifted (with good evidence)

Nick Best / Mike Jenkins - 1150kg with a hip lift. Seen here
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What is failed attempts in weightlifting?

The traditional standard for a majority of "one shot" sports is to take the maximum successful score from any single attempt. Weightlifting follows this tradition; the regulations for the ...
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What is failed attempts in weightlifting?

Weightlifting isn't based on "scores", but simply on the greatest weight lifted. For example, Hidilyn Diaz successfully lifted 94 kg and 97 kg in the snatch, but failed at 99 kg, given her a ...
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Is there a reason for "one set full out" strategy during deadlift for reps event in strongman competitions?

Your hypothesis about the strongmen conserving energy is certainly one part of it. A few times in World's Strongest Man, I've seen a competitor do just enough reps to take the lead, and then just put ...
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