Originally Posted by Laszlo Madarassy
I can't see why his personality is a turn-off. He is just defending the books which he have translated and advocate. He thinks that the Rippetoe's thoughts about these russian books are simply not true so he made some statements.
A lot of people really don't understand what Charniga has done for the sport of weightlifting and strength and conditioning in general, the number of people who have misinterpreted him notwithstanding. He's pretty much one of the world's foremost experts on the sport. He doesn't pull any punches, but that's what makes him Bud.