Original Articles

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

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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Nature Or Nurture: Gender Variations in Weightlifting Technique

Nature Or Nurture: Gender Variations in Weightlifting Technique Andrew Charniga www.sportivnypress.com An important question of weightlifting sport science is whether there are gender differences in technique associated with physiological and biomechanical differences between the sexes. If such distinctions exist, do they involve actions the coach should teach the female athlete or eliminate; for instance,  so …

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