OK, I’ll try one more time. First, please understand that I too believe in using a variety of speeds, loads and exercises, including oly lifts. I’ve stated that several times, but none of you seem to be able to get that. As far as narrowing the discussion to just oneI believe it is impossible to quantify the effects that changing a variable (in this case the load of the lift) without holding all other things as constant as possible. This is the scientific method. Study one thing at a time. We are talking theory here, for the most part, and there is not an huge amount of empirical data to use as reference.
Right now, what I am trying to do determine where everyone (not just the two of you) stands, on the question of lifting intensity, or load, regardless of exercise. Again, whether it is deadlift, squat, clean or snatch, can you develop the ability to generate power quicker/better/to a higher level using light/fast loads, or heavy/slower loads. Just this question alone am I trying to answer, not its impact on any athletic performance whatsoever. Just the ability to generate power during the lift itself. So, please patronize me, and just give very short, one or two word answers to the questions…please.
Problem – A pair of identical twin boys, 18y.o., average and identical in every way decide that they want to be olympic lifters. Their training, diet, everything is identical. Their initial 1RM is identical, 225lbs.
Twin #1 trains exclusively with 30-40% of 1RM, with no auxilliary training. Every three months he tests his 1RM and adjusts his training load to his new 1RM.
Twin #2 trains exclusively with 80-90% of 1RM, with no auxilliary training. Every three months he tests his 1RM and adjusts his training load to his new 1RM.
Question #1 – After ten years of this training, who has the higher 1RM?
Question #2 – After ten years of this training, each lifter is tested using a force platform as he progresses through a series of explosive lifts, ranging from 20% of 1RM through 1RM, to determine his respective optimal load and maximum power output. Which twin do you predict would have the capacity to generate more force as measured by a force plate at their own optimal load?
Please simply answer twin #1 or twin #2 to the questions.
Please stop wasting our time. This is the last time I will respond to your complete nonsense. I am also glad to hear that you supposedly come out of your no-olympic lifts, nothing under 90% dogma you presented numerous other times.
Yes, #2 will be a better olympic lifter.
Now, perhaps you can explain now the relevance that has on our discussion, where people were talking about the inclusion of a variety of modalities, intensities, bar speeds, etc., not strictly 30% or 90%, but everything in between.