[quote author="rainy.here" date="1282716935"][quote author="Eric Broadbent" date="1282712016"]
Tom not to sound disrespectful but you keep mentioning these weightlifting numbers of yours and how you are just some avg athlete but the numbers you mentioned before are damn good. And that would explain why your numbers as a 16 yr old were as good as they were. I still don’t think you can say that it is easy just because it was easy for you.
I agree with this. Tom, you are clearly very strong and your ease of lifting big numbers does not mean they are necessary for elite sprinting (think Kim Collins), or easy to obtain. I am very good with numbers, but that doesn’t make them easy for everyone.[/quote]
My reply to this would depend on what you consider to be big numbers?
Do you consider a 150kg squat at 75kg body weight to be a big squat? I’d consider it something that with proper programming, most people could achieve within 2 years, alongside a well rounded track routine.
If you are talking about bigger weights than that, then I’ve agreed all along, it’s not necessary.[/quote]
150@75kg is good enough to run very fast I would think, being atg and completely raw. I hear Darren Cambell sissy squatted 200. Ive been told by a guy who claims a 210 c+j to keep getting stronger, it will only help my performance. Truth is the last 20% strength gains i made have done nothing for me apart from the fact i can lift more dead weight and impress a bunch of morons in the gym.
Guy who 1st posted, dont take numbers too seriously. Youll have to find what strength levels work with you and keep testing on the track to see if its worth it. Lamaitre 2xBW squat?