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No modality has magic power; rather it's the physiology of the training program that guides adaptation. While conducive to certain types of exercises and training the KB is not a panacea, rather just a tool that can have broad application[+] Strengthened barbell lifts <---------- This is what my question is on
[+] Decreased times in sprints and running endurance events <------ Have seen this to be true in my training
[+] Improved power outputs in jumps <------ No noticeable increase or decrease, I seem to maintain power in this area with my general training regardless
Respective to that fact, all the above COULD be true.
- training heavy KB deadlift, heavy swing - improves grip, posterior strength, we know power training could carry over to slower strength... could be true
- given ballistic/quick lifts programmed well, decreased times could be true
- increased force into the ground, ballistic exercises could help
Hope this helps. Personally I've seen more maintenance of other qualities I'm not directly training when I've done various KB centric programs, but I take that to be a very, very positive outcome.