Fast-Slow Think Tank Question

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question: are you saying that if i wanna sprint faster and snatch more than anyone in my weightclass that my training should consist of nothing but exercises that work my body in the same fashion as sprinting and snatching?

question: how important are training for sarcoplasmic hypertrophy and capillary density to an olympic lifter and sprinter?

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Sarcoplasmic hypertrophy should not help.

Hypertrophy is one of the factors affecting strength, but it’s the CSA of the contractile filaments which affect it, not that of the muscle cells.

From what I’ve been able to understand at least…

If you want to be good at sprints, you should train your explosive strength - speed training, plyometrics -, and your maximum strength.

You can also do HIIT. HIIT is going to improve your cardio and your strength endurence.