yeah, you're right. that whole discusion is weird to me.
To be honest I don't get the point of comparing peak power outputs between sports. It's just not real useful information...for instance in a BMX start, riders are generating something in excess of 2000 watts of power, in the Kilo a track reacer is generatign a sustained 1000+ plus watts...what does that mean? I dunno? who cares? if you're good at BMX maybe you can be good at the kilo?
strength and power movements are relative to the thing you're doing....from the lap to the platform stone loading is a huge huge power output..the weight moves slow in some cases becuase it's heavy, lighter weights accelerate like a bar, heavy ones creep up......what that is in watts or NM is irrelevant, what is cool is that the basic movements are so similar, grab weight, position weight, establish leverage...JUMP!.