The act of lifting heavy weights for the sole purpose of impressing other people in the room. This is usually done with awful form and gratuitous grunting noises.
John: Look at that idiot ego lifting over there.

Mike: Omg, what a tool. He isn't even using much weight.
by properliftingman August 29, 2010
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1.(noun) A person who attempts to lift more than they should be

2. (verb) progressing faster than you should be in weight lifting.
1. Joseph is such an Ego Lifter, he has only been lifting for a few months but can can squat more than me and I’ve been training for a year.
2. I’ve been Ego lifting for a few months now and I can deadlift 3 plates!
by 29336_94483 October 5, 2021
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