Category: Aesthetics of Strength

Articles about female weightlifters covering some of those experiences.

Aesthetics of Strength

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 of strength. The weights raised by the modern elite female weightlifter, call into serious question, …

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It’s All Connected: Part II

In this photo the leg spring mechanism of this female weightlifter as in the previous example, releases such that hip knee, ankle and feet bend to redistribute and dissipate the mechanical energy of the body and the barbell. Joints bend, muscles, tendons and ligaments elongate elastically. These same tissues absorb the force of the falling barbell, only to recoil so that the forces are not concentrated in the joints.

Its All Connected Part II Andrew Charniga, Jr. Sportivnypress.com© A logical critique of: “Rational and Implementation of Anterior Ligament Injury Prevention Warm – UP Programs in Female Athletes”, D. P. Bien, 2011 J Strength & Cond Research 25(1): 271 – 285, 2011 As has been already noted the central thesis of the article which inspired …

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It’s All Connected

It’s All Connected Andrew Charniga, Jr. Sportivnypress.com© Foreword Stuart Firestein (2012) wrote “ignorance will always grow faster than knowledge”. Never were truer words written. No matter how new the knowledge of the day, old ideas, recycled bias, masquerading as science, always manage to remain in place. In his treatise, The Mismeasure of Man, Steven J. …

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Aesthetics of Strength

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 of strength. The weights raised by the modern elite female weightlifter, call into serious question, …

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