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

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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More About the Jerk

Essential Components Weightlifting Technique:  Part IV More About the Jerk Andrew Charniga, Jr. Sportivny Press© Livonia, Michigan 2005   The Inter Muscular Coordination of the Muscles of the Upper and Lower Extremities and the Technique of the Jerk “The muscles in the kinematic chain are included in the work in an appropriate sequence which enables …

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Trenazhery I Spetsialny Uprazhneniya v Legkoi Atletike

Alabin, V.G. and Krivnosov, M.P., Trenazhery I Spetsialny Uprazhneniya v Legkoi Atletike, Fizkultury I Sport Publishers, Moscow 1982. Translated by Andrew Charniga, Jr. Sportivny Press© The book Trainers and Special Exercises in Track and Field is the creation of the following authors: Candidates of Pedagogical Science, Merited Coaches of BSSR V. G. Alabin; G.Z. Brezinsky; …

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