Bench press has correlated more with my sprint results in the 60m and 100m than any other lift. Dead serious. The reason for that is almost definitely not causal to any degree, though.
Davan, how could you determine that bench press correlated more than any other lift with your sprint results? Did bench press helped you to apply more force to the ground or it helped to improved your RFD? Still trying to figure out how did you determine that, maybe just by feel?
I don’t think there is one lift that ever made, for me, a big difference, but rather how someone does the lifts. I did various forms of lunges, deadlifts, squats, cleans, and snatches and everything else in between since I was a freshman or sophomore in high school in various coaching programs and there was never a time I had an epiphany that one thing improved sprint performance the best. Everything worked and everything didn’t work depending on how it was done. Too bad it took too long to realize this.
It’s true, depending on how it was done. Like some sprinters would say wich I know (6.68/10.41, another 6.73/10.38 under same coach)that it helps what we do and they don’t do any weight training. They would say hill/stairs, some jumps and sprinting, sprinting, sprinting.