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Essays covering a range of topics from weightlifting biomechanics; injury susceptibility in sport; weightlifting training; weightlifting sports science.

Speed in Weightlifting: an Optical Illusion

Andrew Charniga www.sportivnypress.com Speed in weightlifting, specifically in the performance of the classic snatch and the classic clean and jerk is an enigmatic topic of the weightlifting literature. Many Soviet era weightlifting sport scientists address this aspect of weightlifting biomechanics in articles, textbooks and the like. No one disputes the significance of speed of movement …

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A Stability/Instability Convexity

Andrew Charniga www.sportivnypress.com “There are some ideas so wrong that only a very intelligent person could believe in them.” George Orwell Various essays (Charniga 2015 – 2020) have dealt with injury susceptibility in female weightlifters; misinformation about the injury susceptibility of female athletes in American sports;  peculiarities of a ‘feminine expression of strength’ in weightlifting …

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Dropping Like Flies at a Barbecue

Andrew Charniga www.sportivnypress.com Figure 1. Major league pitcher tears Achilles tendon fielding a ground ball. A series of essays identified an aberrant rate of lower extremity injuries, especially non – contact afflictions; in American sports such as basketball, football and even baseball. A unique method of reverse engineering injury mechanism was devised to ascertain cause …

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Nine Straps Andrew Charniga www.sportivnypress.com

Far more is unknown about injury mechanism in sport than is known. Were it the other way around; for instance, rates of injury, the proliferation of injuries in professional, collegiate and high school sports in America would reflect this (Charniga, 2016 – 2020). A reverse engineering concept to determine cause of injury beginning with a …

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Impressions of the 2020 Chinese National Weightlifting Championships.: The Women

The Chinese national weightlifting championships for women were held in Kaihua, Zhejiang Province China between 10:16- 19, 2020. The competition was readily available to view online; so what follows are notes of what transpired at this competition. Although the level of the competition was quite high despite the effect of the pandemic; here are a …

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