They’re great for conditioning (GPP), and really good for specific conditioning for throwers. A friend of mine (who is RKC certified and swears by them) wouldn’t reply to this thread because he doesn’t have any specific info about them benefiting sprinters, but it makes sense to him that they could help. As a sprinter, your time with weight is probably better spent with cleans, snatches, squats, presses, and deadlifts. Use the kbs if you’re weak and don’t have access to a bar, or do some as core work/ auxiliary work occasionally.
I do all deadlifts, cleans, sqauts etc … just wodnerign if i could do these as well, vary up my weights sessions.
I think that’s exactly their utility – Varying the sessions or using as a warm-up. I am doubtful you’d be able to find/handle heavy enough KB’s to get the same effect on Deads, Squats, Olympic Lifts, etc. Also – I worry about wrist injuries on Olympic movements, and shoulder injuries on various swings if the weight is too heavy.
(Turkish Get-ups are a great KB exercise that everyone should try/do now and then).