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The sport of weightlifting consists of two lifts: The snatch and the clean and jerk. Weightlifting is often referred to as “Olympic lifting” or “Olympic style weightlifting”. The snatch is a wide-grip, one-move lift. The clean and jerk is a close-grip, two-move lift. Each weightlifter receives three attempts in each, and the combined total of the highest two successful lifts determines the overall result within a bodyweight category. Weightlifting is not the same as the sport of Powerlifting or the sport of Bodybuilding however training elements may be used from those sports to improve an individual’s weaknesses.