Original Articles

Russian Training: Part IV*

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Russian Training Part IV* An unfortunate sign of the times, articles such as this and especially competition reports, in the future will have to be affixed with an asterisk. The all too obvious reason being the results of today’s competitions …

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Weightlifting news and views

Russian Training: Part III

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Russian Training: Part III Andrew “Bud” Charniga Sportivny Press Since science doesn’t stand still, recent events dictate a follow up to Russian Training parts one and two. New tactics such as retroactive testing, more sophisticated procedures, software and the like …

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Competition Reports

Europe vs Asia 2

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Europe vs Asia 2 69 kg Men Ismailov Daniyar (TUR) Charniga photos Europe Although the best lifter from Europe Ismayilov (TUR) made an excellent 155 snatch and a near miss with 161; overall the quality of lifting was poor. Most …

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Competition Reports

Europe vs Asia

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Europe Vs Asia Andrew ‘Bud” Charniga The small town of Forde, Norway nestled in a valley surrounded by mountains was an idyllic setting for this championships. Forde arguably hosted one of the very best if not the best European championships …

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Weightlifting news and views

Russian Training Part 2.

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News and Views of Weightlifting: Russian Training: Part 2 Andrew ‘Bud’ Charniga A previous article dealt with some obvious, but often not acknowledged problems connected with a myth of superiority of Russian training. Some facts concerning their checkered past participating …

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Russian Training: Part 1

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News and Views of Weightlifting: Russian Training: Part 1 Andrew ‘Bud’ Charniga The recent popularity of fitness clubs which include Olympic lifting as part of their core exercise routine has created and explosion of interest in training methodology, technique and …

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Competition Reports

The 2015 Asian Weightlifting Championships

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The 2015 Asian Weightlifting Championships Andrew “Bud” Charniga www.sportivnypress.com The 2015 Asian Weightlifting Championships originally scheduled for June in Nepal had to be re-located because of the earthquakes in that country. The Thai weightlifting federation stepped in to organize the …

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Translations

Optimum Width of the Grip in the Snatch

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Optimum Width of the Grip in the Snatch A. P. Bykov, Y. I. Smagli, B. Donyets Polytechnical Institute Weightlifting: Sbornik Statei 63- 67:1970 Translated by Andrew Charniga, Jr. Sportivny Press© 2007 The width of the hand spacing in the snatch …

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Motivation or Coordination?

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Motivation or Coordination? The world records of the 2014 Asian Games Weightlifting Andrew Charniga, Jr. Sportivny.press Zufila Chinshanlo (KAZ) attempting to lift 5 kg over new WR 132 with 137 kg at 2014 Asian Games. Charniga photo The highlights of …

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Misinformation Engineering

Commodification of Information: Weightlifting Certifications and Courses for Sale

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  Commodification of information: Weightlifting Certification Courses Part 1 Andrew Charniga, Jr. Misinformation Engineering Sportivnypress.com© At the present time, the scope, the shear number of weightlifting organizations (such as the USAW), professional organizations (the National Strength and Conditioning Association), exercise …

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Aesthetics of Strength

Aesthetics of Strength

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Aesthetics of Strength Andrew Charniga, Jr Sportivnypress.com When one thinks of strength: masculinity, aggressiveness, testosterone, adrenalin, big muscles, and the like come to mind. Perhaps, but aesthetics, straining without straining, a feminine mystique, are most certainly not associated with feats …

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