Misinformation Engineering

Essays and commentary on a variety of topics including textbooks on strength training, debunking myths of strength training, and the like.

The ‘Derivatives’ Myth

The smaller amplitude of movement in strength exercises involve less coordination, muscle relaxation skills; exercises which the derivative devotees promote: “… may provide a training stimulus that is as good as, if not better than, weightlifting movements that include the catch phase”;(1).

There is no basis for this in fact or fantasy.

Team China’s Secret Part 2

The last place one should look for knowledge, for expertise in dynamic sport is in the classroom.
The most disingenuous remark of video 2 is “Our athletes rarely train bodybuilding”

Team China’s Secret?

Super elite weightlifter seeking the ‘secret’ in Sochi.
How much of a Chinese weightlifter’s recuperation time is elevated due to performing the classic exercises in the presence of excessive, unnecessary muscle mass built up in superfluous training exercises?

Hamstring Injury: Prophylaxis Fallacies

Andrew Charniga www.sportivnypress.com Various essays dealing with information ranging from the brazenly false to the half truth to facts distorted for conversion into  commercial enterprises have appeared under the subject heading “Misinformation Engineering” (at www.sportivnypress.com). In many cases the authors or subjects of these essays sport a list of initials after their names as if …

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Snake Oil: Enough Already

Andrew Charniga www.sportivnypress.com Pandemics can bring with them shortages of consumer goods such as toilet paper,  hand sanitizer, protective masks, ventilators and the like; but, in America, hucksters, charlatans and skilled purveyors of snake oil will always be in abundance. This truism is readily apparent; just find all manner of products for sale in the …

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