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Yeah, I get that....but time and effort are related. That's why intensity and volume are inverse to each other.
From an effort and energy POV, I find 'repeatable ballistics' like the KB swing, done for reps, to be a very different animal from a >85% snatch, done for singles.
Now, one could argue that's just because the KB weight one uses for a Marker type is modest enough to do it for 10-20+ min and is thus low intensity to make it apples and oranges, but that's exactly my point.
So far, my subjective experience is that such conditioning helps my grinds a lot. But I haven't noticed in any improvement yet in recovering from a max barbell snatch if the rest interval is 'worst case' competition short.
In those sorts of worst case scenarios, any improvement in recovery rate will have to come from several contributors - a group effort beginning with top end strength.
Really, you have to define what sort of 'test' is going to be used as a pass/fail.
Intervals with a high %RM (relatively), even if done with a totally different implement have potential to seriously improve recovery time. But that's not the same as uninterrupted endurance test.