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Old 04-09-2008, 10:34 AM   #98
Gavin Harrison
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Re: more Louie Simmons: Olympic lifts not good for sports

Originally Posted by Phillip Garrisonq View Post
The point that most people make is, Pauls power, compared to his strength was low. With a squat of 1,000 he should have been able to clean nearly 600.Hossein by comparison Squats around 700, but cleans 560. In terms of power to strength, Hossein is better. No one cares what you squat, if you can't get the most weight over your head.
That's why there's a quote from Russian literature (forget what exactly) that says, "there is no relation between the ability to display great strength, and the ability to display great strength quickly". Louie, however, does a lot of rate of force development training. That's why he said in the debated video "we took a page from o-lifters' book". O-lifters are primarily concerned with rate of force, but Louie recognizes the synergetic effects of various types of strength, and thinks o-lifters should work on absolute strength a little more than most do.
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