I found this quote from John Broz here: John Broz interview - Page 2 - Bodybuilding.com Forums And here is the context. Somebody asked him why his guys (Olympic lifters) only do max on deadlifts 2-3x a year. His response? "Body positions are CRUCIAL to weightlifting success. max deads force you to pull shoulders back too early, round your back, and lose the proper positions needed for the second pull in the lifts. This will only push progress back along with the simple fact that slow movements do not help any athlete in any sport. "The fastest athlete is the greatest athlete" When we max in the DL, it's only for my curiosity to gauge other lifts from and to see when positions start to break down." That statement strikes me as too exclusive, but on the other hand there seems to be something to what he's saying about the importance of power and speed to athletics. Does he make a valid point or is his perspective limited because his sport is all he knows?