Misinformation Engineering

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

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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There Is No System Part V

There Is No System: Part V Andrew Charniga, Jr. Sportivnypress© 2010 Misconceptions About Weightlifting Technique Begun or at Least Fostered by Strength & Health From the ERA of OLD Ideas “Paul Anderson hurled a challenge to Floyd Patterson that has less than a remote chance of being accepted. Patterson would be annihilated were he to …

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There Is No System Part IV

There Is No System Part IV Andrew Charniga, Jr. Sportivnypress© 2009 Section A The January issue of Strength and Health {S&H 01:12:1964} reports Tony Garcy established new American records in the snatch with 120 kg and in the clean and jerk with 152.5 kg. The snatch mark exceeded the previous record of Tommy Kono (117.5 …

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There is No System part III

There is No System Part III Section A: Marketing Functional Isometric Contraction in 1963 The Commercialization of Functional Isometrics 1963 The January 1963 issue of Strength and Health features Bob Hoffman’s report of the 1962 World championships . Yoshinobu Miyake wins the first ever world title for Japan. Hoffman notes that “..for the first time …

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