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

Learning the Jerk From the Chest Andrew Charniga www.sportivnypress.com

  Commensurate Effort Jerking the barbell successfully on the 3rd attempt in competition is the most difficult and complex skill in weightlifting sport. Typically, the success rate of the 3rd attempt in the clean and jerk at international, continental and national competitions is under 40%; sometimes even less than 30% (Charniga, A., “Power, Equilibrium and …

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Subliminal Delusion & Merriam Webster Andrew Charniga www.sportivnypress.com

  “…{Tommy} John also acknowledged that the honor is a dubious one: “But in another way, how did this surgery get so rampant that it became this commonplace?” www.forbes.com/ Various essays have dealt with what is clearly an epidemic of injuries in American sport (Charniga, 2015 – 2019). These essays have analyzed injures from a …

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Power, Equilibrium and the Struggle with Horizontal Gravity

Power, Equilibrium and the Struggle With Horizontal Gravity Andrew Charniga Sportivnypress.com “The majority of weightlifters are usually good at the clean; however, many experience difficulty in jerking the barbell from the chest.” Nechepurenko, V.A., 1971 The most difficult task for the weightlifter is to  jerk the barbell from the chest on the 3rd  attempt in …

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How Is It Possible Weightlifters Are Stronger?

  How Is It Possible Weightlifters Are Stronger? Andrew Charniga www.sportivnypress.com “The faster the speed of muscular contraction, the faster the relaxation, the higher muscles functional state.” A. N. Vorobeyev, 1977 Strength is inextricably associated with big muscles, lifting or otherwise moving heavy objects slowly; with emotional characteristics of aggressiveness, assertiveness, anger and the like. …

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Muscles of the Shank, Movement of the Shin & Susceptibility to Lower Extremity Injury

Muscles of the Shank, Movement of the Shin & Susceptibility to Lower Extremity Injury in American Sport Andrew Charniga www.sportivnypress.com Figures 1 & 2: Two elite (NBA) basketball players suffer Achilles rupture within days of each other in December 2019. In a relatively benign circumstance (upper photos); a seemingly harmless step with shin shifting from …

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