On a simular topic, i just read an article writtin by Allyson Felix coach in high school and he was saying that olympic lifts should be only used for olympic lifters and not track athletes…Felix doesnt use them apparently and instead used dead lift and squat, this is also what bompa thinks, she dead lifted 300lbs when she weighed 123lb. pretty impressive.
I read that article and quite frankly I thought it was ridiculous. First he says that OLs aren't worth using because they are sub-maximal for force output. That is wrong for a couple reasons. One, while the loads used for OLs are less than the power lifts, the force output is not. Force platform data easily verifies this. Force does not equal load moved. Force = Mass x acceleration. Also, forgetting this error, why would we even consider force alone as the biggest issue. What about power? What about impulse? The power output on OLs is 2-3x that of the power lifts. This is another fact well documented by research.
By using this person's argument, the fastest people on the planet would be power lifters. In reality, they are often some of the slowest athletes in the animal kingdom.