Review Article

Weightlifting-related injuries

Jonathan David Rajaratnam Peter , I Putu Adiartha Griadhi

Jonathan David Rajaratnam Peter
Undergraduate Medical Study Program, Faculty of Medicine, Udayana University. Email: jonathan070394@gmail.com

I Putu Adiartha Griadhi
Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Udayana University
Online First: December 01, 2020 | Cite this Article
Peter, J., Griadhi, I. 2020. Weightlifting-related injuries. Intisari Sains Medis 11(3): 985-989. DOI:10.15562/ism.v11i3.593


Background: Each year, more and more athletes partake in weightlifting, aiming to outperform their predecessors and achieve new records of feats of strength. However, even despite the newer knowledge of biomechanics, and the safety precautions taken to prevent injury, such events still do take place.

Aim: The study aims to determine the sources of these injuries, as well as the more frequent parts of the body that get injured, those more prone to it.

Conclusion:  The numerous injuries that can be sustained during weightlifting has been noted including its causes, as well as its effect on an individual and the incidence rate of the occurrence in professional weightlifters.

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