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

It’s All Connected Part III: Reverse Engineering Injury Mechanism

It’s All Connected: Part III Reverse Engineering Injury Mechanism Andrew Charniga, Jr. Sportivnypress.com© “If you find from your own experience that something is a fact and it contradicts what some authority has written down, then you must abandon the authority and base your reasoning on your own findings.” Leonardo da Vinci (1452 – 1519) (quoted …

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Comparison of Warm Up Protocols of High Class Male and Female Weightlifters

Comparison of Warm Up Protocols of High Class Male and Female Weightlifters Andrew Charniga, Jr. Sportivny Press© 2010 “The warm up should not be fatiguing. On the contrary, it should invigorate the sportsman to perform the exercises” (A.N. Vorbeyev, 1988). Olympic and World Champion CAO Lei (CHN) rests between warm up lifts at 2009 World …

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De-masculinization of Strength

This article was originally published    with some comments censored. That is why it appears here with uncensored, original content. The offensive comments were:”This, despite the fact that the forces acting on the lower extremities during the performance of the weightlifting exercises are significantly greater than those experienced by female athletes participating in soccer, basketball, …

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Why Weightlifting Shoes?

Why Weightlifting Shoes? Andrew Charniga, Jr. Sportivny Press© It is common knowledge that an athlete’s apparel varies according to the sport. This is especially true for shoes.  In his book The Dialectics of Nature, the Marxist philosopher Engels observed the harmony between form and function in nature. The need for harmony between the form and …

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Still More About the Jerk:The Press, the Snatch, the Clean and Jerk of Viktor Kurentsov

Still More About the Jerk: The Press, the Snatch, the Clean and Jerk of Viktor Kurentsov Andrew Charniga, Jr. Sportivny Press© Livonia, Michigan 2005   At the 1999 European Weightlifting Championships in La Coruna Spain Plamen Jeliazkov of Bulgaria (69 kg) amidst a fierce struggle with Galabin Boevski, came to the platform to clean and …

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