This post is going to address the argument that Olympic movements and their variants do not translate to lateral or rotational movement.
Put quite simply, triple extension is triple extension.
If you’re applying force into the ground and transferring energy up through your hips, that is specifically what athletic olympics are used for. So it doesn’t matter if you’re extending vertically, horizontally, laterally, rotationally or unilaterally. The power you gain training Olympic movements in athletic performance will translate.
You can see it in so many sports if you break down movement patterns. Sprinters, jumpers, basketball players, throwers, baseball players, wrestlers, soccer players! At some point in play they all end up in triple extension applying max force into the ground whether it’s driving a pitch to home plate, or that first step steeling a base. Throwing a discus or or lateral cut on a soccer pitch, or exploding out of the blocks in a 100m race. .
Force is the game, and Olympic are king!