Hi Kurt. I have not read the articles or followed this “surge,” but I do have an opinion on your question. As both a sports conditioning trainer and a trainer certified in Olympic lifting it’s a long held misnomer that, for example much of the “power lifting” sport and technique is actually the slower, strength type lifting, not the type of lifting that we normally associate with “power” (which is combining speed with strength, or in other words the Olympic type lifting such as the snatch, clean etc.).
Perhaps this is what your are asking about? In any event, that’s the distinction that I would draw between EXPLOSIVE lifting and POWER training.
I hope that this helps.