Originally Posted by Mike ODonnell
A buddy of mine who used to just do heavy PL and is over 240lbs, can run like the wind....and he never did any Oly stuff. So each has a component...as I am sure there are plenty of Oly lifters who can also run fast. Michael I like your approach to it....heavy then explosive. All in all...a good program would have both components to strength and power cycled in somehow.
Yeah powerlifters and OL are beasts at the sprint, atleast over the first 30-40 yards, I think that's why alot of rugby players and american football players can keep up with elite sprinters over a 40yard dash...the only thing that hampers acceleration phase is excess bulk, but if you're graced with a reasonable physique, fast turnover rate and high amounts of strength and explosive power...you have the formula for a world champ.