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    Quote Originally Posted by Cayvmann View Post
    It's not surprising that sprinters have powerful lower bodies. Upper even. I was under the impression that sprinters did a good amount of weight training to develop their legs, Even squats.

    As far as comparing to powerlifters, are you talking about competitive powerlifters and comparing weight classes? I would still have my doubts.
    I'm not sure, which is why I'm trying to find the study, something doesn't seem right unless they were maybe using powerlifters of the same weight as the sprinters, which would be light.

    I've had a look and not found it so far but I'll keep trying, I do specifically remember there being some mitigating explanation that the powerlifters can't use their squat technique efficiently on a smith machine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MMAMickey View Post
    I've had a look and not found it so far but I'll keep trying, I do specifically remember there being some mitigating explanation that the powerlifters can't use their squat technique efficiently on a smith machine.
    A smith machine also doesn't recruit the stabilizing muscles like an unassisted squat does.
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    Quote Originally Posted by christmas cash View Post
    A smith machine also doesn't recruit the stabilizing muscles like an unassisted squat does.
    Absolutely, I believe this suited the study as the aim was to measure quadricep strength.

    Haven't found the article, but found a commentary on it: Link

    Turns out I was wrong, it was Olympic lifters who 'squatted' more than powerlifters, with sprinters a fair way behind. However, as the article suggests there were some very questionable results and so the study shouldn't be considered seriously. One absolute gem of an example is how their control group (no resistance training) were recorded as having an average squat of 160kg lol.
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    Well you know weightlifters train their quads more than powerlifters because power lifters aim to recruit a lot more spinal erectors and hip flexors..

    what's that you say average 160 kg squat untrained?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lindz View Post
    what's that you say average 160 kg squat untrained?

    Yeah exactly,

    I believe the guy who wrote the commentary said something along the lines of
    'either there are some superhuman Australians in this study, or their squat is about 1/3 as deep as mine'
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