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A weight-training technique that enables a trainee to lift a load he or she could not otherwise lift. The ability to lift a weight at constant speed is limited by the strength of the muscle at its weakest point, commonly called the sticking point. Cheating is a slight assistance movement, such as bouncing the barbell and raising the hips during a bench press, that accelerates the bar beyond the sticking point.

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.


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