4. I disagree with the way you’ve used the data I quoted to make your point. The 30m sprint, while correlating more highly than one of the Olympic lifts, still paled in comparison to the means of higher transfer (ergo those more bioenergeticaly/biodynamically similar to the competitive event). Thus, again, this fits perfectly in my arguement as the sprint satsisfies greater criteria of correspondence, relative to the throw, than that particular barbell exercise.
In contrast, the LSU findings suggest that the OHB throw, which is no where near as bioenergetically/biodynamically similar to the 100m as the 30m sprint, showed a higher correlation to improved results in the 100m; which is why this, to me, throws major red flags.
Please, what was the level of correlation between the 30m sprint and Olympic lifts?
Also, was OHB implemented in the training program? I’m curious because some published data reveals an improvement only in the 10 and 20m zone in sprinting for concentric heavy jump squats. These measurements were not noticed by the researchers and warranted further study in my opinion. Whilst not biomechanically specific to that zone of sprinting it may have represented a neural stimulus that could be fundamental to the production of maximum power in that zone essential to be a top class sprinter as per the Newtonian model.