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The Athletic Combine Part 3: Results, The Most Important Thing in Athletic Performance Testing

The Athletic Combine Part 3: Results, The Most Important Thing in Athletic Performance Testing

The stats are in!

With data from over 200* athletes, 12 sports, 12 tests, and an age range of nearly 30 years there have been a lot of numbers to crunch.

So what did we find and what does it all mean for you?

EP.70 - The Plyo Step

EP.70 - The Plyo Step

11 Minutes - Why a step backwards is actually natural, reflexive and faster.

The Plyo (sometimes it’s called a false step) step is a reflexive and natural part of explosive human movement that takes advantage of our bodies natural inbuilt spring; The Calf-Achilles Complex.

Two Cues for Better Acceleration

Two Cues for Better Acceleration

If we compare acceleration and top speed, acceleration is much more of a force-dependent activity. It's really about driving it into the ground. While top speed is more reactive and elastic. The further you sprint, the lower the relationship between strength and speed. Whereas the opposite is true for reactivity, the further you go the more important it is to be reactive, elastic, and quick off the ground.

Taking off the Athletic Handbrake: The World's Greatest Most Important, Best Stretch

Taking off the Athletic Handbrake: The World's Greatest Most Important, Best Stretch

I absolutely hate those articles where the title lure's you in all click-bait-y, you click it and then they don't give you the answer or they give you half an answer right at the end. This is not one of those articles...