Tests of Olympic sprinters versus Olympic weightlifters for their 30m and vertical? Never happened. I think Verko or one of those other Rooskis talk a lot about it, but provide 0 evidence or names.
We actually discussed this quite a bit on here about a year ago. I think Mort actually emailed Yessis I believe. If I recall correctly the tests were done but it wasn’t organized and there was never any landmark paper as is cited all over the net.
yes. here is what was posted on the forum:
I often hear about the study (done by you, I believe) that compared short
sprint times of weightlifter and sprinters. It showed that weightlifters
had better starting speed than olympic sprinter. Where can I find this
don’t recall if I mentioned a study or wrote up what I learned in the
Soviet weightlifing literature. The information should read that world
class weightlifters can out do world class sprinters for the first 5-10
meters. Also, some had better absolute vericals but especially in relation
to their size as for example Alexeyev. This does not apply to all
weightlifters, only the better ones
Michael Yessis, Ph.D
Professor Emeritus, CSUF
President, Sports Training, Inc.