[quote author="Carl Valle" date="1352529180"]
I have history on my side, when I see freaks in the NFL creating quadzilla thighs from swings or JV kids in random parts of Vermont dominating AAU after 6 weeks or even 6 months I will be open. Even great training has limits. If you read the citations from the full articles you will see some limits of the KB swings in isolation. Add anything to a complete program and that is a different story.
Can you name one NFL quadzilla that built his thights exclusively with the Olympic lifts, or a JV kid from Vermont dominating AAU because a 6 week or 6 month Olympic lifting cycle? No. You’re argument is useless.
Bottom line, KBs have play a roll in both max strength and power training. Nobody is advocating there use exclusively or suggesting they are better than traditional resistance traing, but you CAN augment your strength and power training with KBs if applied properly, and your fear of the scientific literature continues to amaze me.[/quote]
I read the citations on the papers you quoted. Conveniently you cherry picked summaries instead fo the real findings. I asked a simple question regarding a comparison of one modality compared to another and now we are talking about a complete program.
Side by side you admitted that heavy and properly performed olympic lifting develops better than KB swings.
When compared to proper Olympic lifting, I would definitely vote for the Olympic lifts
No fear of science or research as I actually read it, and you just shared the abstracts to try to find holes.