[quote author="danimal9" date="1165596743"]
think of it this way, there is a physical, psychological, and physiological limit to maximum strength and that varies by individual
speaking of that, what do top pro sprinters lift (etc. squat, pc, snatch, bench)? bc i just recently started lifting and have seen pretty good improvments with little weight gain.
It's not really the absolute amount you can lift, it's your relative measures maximum strength and power and how well you can apply them specifically.
When you first start lifting the fastest adaptations are made neurologically and most of your resistance training applications as a sprinter should focus on the neuromuscular aspect, not mass or endurance as those can come along as needed by the volume and load of training that is increased by these neurological components.