My point is that the dude is friggin' strong. He got that way under a barbell. And look how he can apply his GENERAL strength to the SPECIFIC task of lifting himself through space 55 consecutive times. Can your leg-pressing cyclists do that?
That said, I'm confused, Gorbag, you have taught me that strength is always specific and there's not much carryover without specific training. Are you now saying strength is not specific, has very high carryover, and is thus a general adaptation? Because that might mean I'm not stronger than Ed Coan after all, which really sucks.