Misinformation Engineering

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

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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Commodification of Information: Weightlifting Certifications and Courses for Sale

  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 clubs, private businesses, globe hopping Russian weightlifters, purporting to possess knowledge of weightlifting sport science …

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Ten Sets of What?

Misinformation Engineering Ten Sets of What? Andrew Charniga, Jr. Sportivny Press©                                     Poliquin, C. “German volume training: Just the thing to get you big and strong”, Ironman, 69:5:212-217:2011 In January of this year, 13 members of the University …

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There is No System: Part VI

  There is No System: Part VI Andrew Charniga, Jr. Sportivny press© 2010   It is safe to say that the most ubiquitous excuse during the current era of weightlifting, characterized by a growing sophistication of testing for banned substances, is that the other guy, the members of the 25 to 30+ teams which routinely …

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