38 min

EP.98 - Combine Testing Results - What separates great athletes from the rest The Athletic Development Show

    • Health & Fitness

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.

Some extra resources:
Nicholas Cage article
http://bigthink.com/robby-berman/data-connects-nicholas-cage-movies-to-drownings-wait-what
Parts 1-3 of the combine articles
Part 1: http://www.coreadvantage.com.au/blog/2018/the-core-advantage-athletic-combine-part-1-the-tests-and-why-they-matter
Part 2: http://www.coreadvantage.com.au/blog/2018/athletic-testing-profile
Part 3 (this is where you will find a deeper dive into the statistics):http://www.coreadvantage.com.au/blog/2018/the-athletic-combine-part-3-results
3 simple drills for running technique:
https://youtu.be/wqB43AuRXRw

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.

Some extra resources:
Nicholas Cage article
http://bigthink.com/robby-berman/data-connects-nicholas-cage-movies-to-drownings-wait-what
Parts 1-3 of the combine articles
Part 1: http://www.coreadvantage.com.au/blog/2018/the-core-advantage-athletic-combine-part-1-the-tests-and-why-they-matter
Part 2: http://www.coreadvantage.com.au/blog/2018/athletic-testing-profile
Part 3 (this is where you will find a deeper dive into the statistics):http://www.coreadvantage.com.au/blog/2018/the-athletic-combine-part-3-results
3 simple drills for running technique:
https://youtu.be/wqB43AuRXRw

38 min

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