Original Articles

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

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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Unanticipated Consequences of a ‘Weaker Sex’

Unanticipated Consequences of a ‘Weaker Sex’ Andrew Charniga Sportivny Press Intro: This article had been bundled with other essays into an ebook format. Upon reflection it was unsatisfactory and unnecessarily repetitive of a previous essay about the lady bar. So, it has been revised to introduce new material; pertinent to the issue and will be …

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Afterword to “Of Flat Tires & Brittle Basketball Players”

Afterword to ‘Flat Tires’ & Brittle Basketball Players Andrew Charniga www.sportivnypress.com Three articles posted in 2019 have been removed from the site to appear in ebook form as part of a series of essays on injury susceptibility in sport. They will be re – posted briefly on www.sportivnypress with some alterations in the originals. The …

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