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Old 01-05-2011, 05:56 PM   #21
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Re: So Crossfit Football Combine....

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I still don't know too many gals that can rep that out.
I'ma be repping 135 soon enough .
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Old 01-05-2011, 06:13 PM   #22
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Re: So Crossfit Football Combine....

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Have you ever watched a bench press at a combine?? I would say its closer to a back flip than a legitimate bench press. lol
Must be a poorly run combine. The standard is shoulder blades and butt both must be in contact the entire time. I use to help judge Nike Combines for High School players about 6-7 years ago in Los Angles and we were very strict on the standards. High School weight is 185 lbs.
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Old 01-05-2011, 06:53 PM   #23
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Re: So Crossfit Football Combine....

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...doesn't that seem a little silly to you?
The NFL Combine has always been a little silly. The BP for reps is next to useless for picking NFL talent.

One would hope that Crossfit - or someone - would come out with a Combine test that was a better predictor of future NFL success than the current test. The status quo is pretty bad.
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Old 01-05-2011, 08:44 PM   #24
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The NFL Combine has always been a little silly. The BP for reps is next to useless for picking NFL talent.

One would hope that Crossfit - or someone - would come out with a Combine test that was a better predictor of future NFL success than the current test. The status quo is pretty bad.
The bench by no means determines who gets drafted and who doesn't...
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Old 01-09-2011, 01:46 PM   #25
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The NFL Combine has always been a little silly. The BP for reps is next to useless for picking NFL talent.

One would hope that Crossfit - or someone - would come out with a Combine test that was a better predictor of future NFL success than the current test. The status quo is pretty bad.
The combine is not a measure of how good you are at playing football, it is a measure of strength, speed and athleticism. In those respects, it does a very good job. The bench for reps may not be the single greatest test but it is a very good way of determining strength. If you can bench 225 for 40 reps I will be convinced that you are indeed a strong person. The bench is also very applicable to football, particularly if you are a lineman.
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Old 01-09-2011, 09:44 PM   #26
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The combine is not a measure of how good you are at playing football, it is a measure of strength, speed and athleticism. In those respects, it does a very good job. The bench for reps may not be the single greatest test but it is a very good way of determining strength. If you can bench 225 for 40 reps I will be convinced that you are indeed a strong person. The bench is also very applicable to football, particularly if you are a lineman.
Exactly. How well you play in college is what scouts use to predict future success. Not the combine. Jeez lol.
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Old 01-10-2011, 09:26 AM   #27
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Re: So Crossfit Football Combine....

I watched a pretty good documentary which follows 4 college players the months leading up to the combine and draft called Two Days in April. The combine is actually pretty important in terms of draft position and what not.

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Old 01-10-2011, 11:00 PM   #28
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The record from the combine is 51 reps, or do you mean the most done at a cert?
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Old 01-10-2011, 11:13 PM   #29
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Re: So Crossfit Football Combine....

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The combine is not a measure of how good you are at playing football, it is a measure of strength, speed and athleticism. In those respects, it does a very good job. The bench for reps may not be the single greatest test but it is a very good way of determining strength. If you can bench 225 for 40 reps I will be convinced that you are indeed a strong person. The bench is also very applicable to football, particularly if you are a lineman.
This is what NFL.com/combine (WFS) says about it - "The bench press is a test of strength -- 225 pounds, as many reps as the athlete can get. What the NFL scouts are also looking for is endurance. Anybody can do a max one time, but what the bench press tells the pro scouts is how often the athlete frequented his college weight room for the last 3-5 years."

Makes sense - this would give scouts a good idea of who is more commited than others.

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The record from the combine is 51 reps, or do you mean the most done at a cert?
I am sure he meant the 31 was a cert record. 51 straight reps is inhuman!

And, yeah, this is one of the coolest comps in the CF world I think! Would be fun to get to one of these!
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Exactly. How well you play in college is what scouts use to predict future success. Not the combine. Jeez lol.
I've seen a good combine performance give some scouts googly eyes.
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