Category: Original Articles

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

Bio – Density of tall- for -weightlifting -weightlifters: additional notes

As he did with Zdrazila, Roman (1968) found numerous faults with world champion and world record holder N. Ozimek’s technique. Both Zdrazila and Ozimek shifted knees under bar with heels raised and arms bent in the pull; which then straightened as the explosion phase was completed. Both are considered serious errors. Ozimek even jumped 11 cm backwards to squat under the barbell.

Cardio – Vascular Consequences of Straining at Weightlifting

One would expect there to be many episodes of breath – holding – straining conditions over a person’s life time; and, such episodes, by the many thousands for athletes; especially in the power sports of weightlifting, track and field and so forth. A period of arrhythmia for 15 – 20 seconds into the recovery after straining is a natural manifestation; not a pathology:

Bio – Density Ratio of Tall – For – Weightlifting – Weightlifters: Part I

Therefore, the lighter weightlifter, the higher his/her level, has the advantage of greater density of useful bio-materials, i.e., contractile and rigid tissues. However, something is missing in most, if not all of this dated data. The data happens to reaffirm the basic premise of virtually all research of this type: the weightlifters with the most muscle mass, i.e., the strongest muscles, lift the bigger weights; relative to body mass. 

Why? So Many Flies Keep Dropping in the NFL’s Barbecue

listed the following injuries: Knee – ACL + MCL – (2); Knee – ACL – (4); knee (2); Ankle (3); IR – (14); Questionable (7). Am I missing something here? Or, does eight (8) knee injuries seem like a lot for a team under the care of a knee injury expert?
The things that pass for knowledge I can’t understand”, (Becker & Fagen)