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#98 - Combine Testing Results - What separates great athletes from the rest

May 24, 2018
With the first combine in the rearview mirror, we spent today's episode taking a look into the stats and results of over 200 athletes to share with you the key factors that separate our best performers (top 10), the next best performers (11-20) and the rest of the population. With some obvious and not so obvious findings.

In this wide-ranging conversation we cover:

  • The difference between correlation and causation (and the Nicholas Cage effect)
  • How to improve your hand span to help you control the ball
  • The impact of strength on both vertical leap and agility
  • The difference between relative and absolute strength and which is more important
  • The key physical quality to focus on for team sport athletes
  • The complementary nature of strength and technique improvements in speed in junior athletes.

Parts 1-3 of the combine articles- Part 1- Part 2- Part 3 (this is where you will find a deeper dive into the statistics)

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