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3 reasons why Paralympic powerlifters shift seemingly impossible weights

By Christopher Latella, Lecturer, Master of Exercise Science (Strength and Conditioning), Edith Cowan University
Dan van den Hoek, Lecturer, Clinical Exercise Physiology, Australian Catholic University
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Many people viewed the Tokyo Olympics as the pinnacle of human physical achievement. However, Paralympic performances often receive less attention despite amazing feats of strength, speed and endurance.

We’ve seen this with powerlifting, which is our area of interest. We’re working with para-athletes to learn more about how some can lift heavier weights than athletes without disabilities.…

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