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Powerlifting is a strength sport that consists of three main lifts: the squat, the bench press, and the deadlift. It is a competitive sport in which athletes attempt to lift the heaviest weights possible in each of these three lifts. Powerlifting is often confused with weightlifting, another strength sport that involves the snatch and the clean and jerk. However, powerlifting focuses solely on the three lifts mentioned above.