What are the benefits of performing Olympic lifting?

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Some benefits of Olympic lifting include improvements in cardiorespiratory fitness, total-body strength and power, and workout time efficiency. Because Olympic lifting requires movement of all of the major joints of the body, uses multiple muscles at once, and is done with relatively high amounts of weight, it can be quite taxing to the cardiorespiratory system which works to supply nutrients to all of those tissues during recovery between sets. Also, the multi-joint nature of the Olympic lifts and heavier loads used help to enhance total-body strength and power and stimulate more muscle-building hormones than lower-intensity resistance training.

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