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

The Relative Value of the Back Squat in the Training of Weightlifters

The Relative Value of the Back Squat in the Training of Weightlifters Andrew Charniga, Jr.  {first posted 2001} Introduction There is considerable literature devoted to the training of weightlifters with regards to planning the volume and intensity of loading, exercise selection, the role and place of assistance exercises. Ultimately, the goal of the authors and …

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Shouldn’t Female Weightlifters Be Injury Prone?

Shouldn’t Female Weightlifters Be Injury Prone? Andrew Charniga Sportivnypress.com Reflexive Tension an Antithesis of Reflexive Release A series of essays explored an aberrant proliferation of lower extremity injuries in American sports such as American football from a reverse engineering perspective (Charniga, 2016-18 sportivnypress.com). The basic idea of reverse engineering is to determine injury mechanism and/or …

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Practical solutions to the problem of Achilles rupture and the proliferation of injuries to the lower extremities of football players

Part II:  Practical solutions to the problem of Achilles rupture and the proliferation of injuries to the lower extremities of football players Andrew ‘Bud’ Charniga “If you stretch a spring and release it, it will spring back.” R.McN. Alexander, 1988 Figure 1. NFL quarterback fractures right fibula falling from tackle of opposite leg. You can’t …

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Achilles Tendon Ruptures and the NFL

Reverse Engineering Injury Mechanism: Achilles Tendon Ruptures and the NFL Andrew Charniga SportivnyPress.com 2016 “The speed at which animals can turn depends on the forces involved in cornering, and larger animals need to produce greater forces for any given turn. However, larger animals can apply relatively less force than smaller animals for turns and so …

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Russian Training: Part IV*

Russian Training Part IV* An unfortunate sign of the times, articles such as this and especially competition reports, in the future will have to be affixed with an asterisk. The all too obvious reason being the results of today’s competitions can only be based on current technological advances in testing for performance enhancing substances. The …

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