Im not American but that’s not important.
From what i can remember, you’ve said this more than once during this thread:
Now, when @chris_ottawa talks about Compensatory Acceleration Training (CAT), we’re not talking about lifting low loads to achieve high velocity, we’re talking about lifting regular submaximal work sets (70-90% 1RM) with the intent to lift it as fast as possible. It is basically the Repeated Effort of building strength that is mentioned in Zatsiorsky’s Science and Practice book but with the intent to lift each rep as fast as possible. By lifting in this way you may develop explosive strength as well as maximal strength without any other special speed work which may then allow the lifter to achieve a higher bar velocity (still gonna be very slow) when reaching the sticking point of the press which is likely to result in a better outcome.
You do understand that this is exactly what you are doing? Every time something is posted that you do not agree with you respond with something along the line of “you do not understand” and then refer to the same source of scientific evidence from Zatsiorsky. Other studies do exist. Although, the current scientific literature is still lacking even within highly popular sports like soccer, American football and rugby let alone smaller sports such as powerlifting.
The theory being proposed by coaches such as Bryant appears to be working with his crop of elite bench presses. Until this is thoroughly proved or disproved as a successful means of training by studies then no one can claim it definitely does or does not work. However, if a coach with high levels of experience and expertise uses a method with their athletes that they believe works then i would be surprised if this method was not backed up by scientific evidence either before they implemented it or after a period of time to allow sufficient studies to be conducted.
PS, I didnt even know who Bryant was before this thread so you cant say that i am