In regards to my rant on Barry's use of MSF:
Show a lack of knowledge of the subject and the study. The term is Weyand's, not mine.
I don???t believe Weyand uses it in the same context you do. Weyand primarily uses this in reference to support forces during running while you seem to use it to describe an athlete???s ability to actively apply forces relative to their body weight. While seemingly the same they are different in context. Furthermore, the fact that one researcher uses a term does not necessarily make it the preferred term when pre-existing perfectly sensical terms already exist.
I'm told that I don't use the right terminology, yet Mike's statement above says MSF is the amount of force produced by an athlete relative to the athletes bodyweight. Is the term mass the same as bodyweight?
In the context of my statement body mass and body weight can be used interchangeably. Weight is the effect of gravity on an object???s mass. Since gravity is relatively constant on the surface of the earth they can be used interchangeably. Would there be a difference in mass-specific force and body weight specific force? No.
In contrast, you spoke of mass as heaving directional properties???which is wrong.