Is speed training for football worth the effort, or does pure strength equal fast feet: NFL players challenge bodybuilders in the 40-Yard Dash.
NFL Combine athletes put up eye-popping numbers in the 40-Yard Dash. The fastest players routinely clock in under the 4.4-second mark. Even the bigger guys move quickly. Players who tip the scale at over 270-pounds can be seen running sub-4.8 times—a remarkable feat for athletes their size. But these results don't come easy. A fast time in the 40-Yard Dash requires outstanding strength, elite athleticism and near-perfect technique.
It only takes seconds for a player to complete the drill at the Combine, but the hours that went into it number in the hundreds. That fact becomes crystal clear when you take a different breed of athlete with a different style of training and see how well he performs in the 40-Yard Dash. And this is exactly what the coaches at TEST Football Academy decided to do.
TEST Football Academy
is a football training facility located in Martinsville, New Jersey. Since 1992, TEST has been helping youth, high school, collegiate and pro football players improve their skills. And they train athletes for the NFL Combine.
In an effort to showcase the differences between NFL athletes—whose main focus is athletic performance—and bodybuilders—whose main focus is looking good—the coaches at TEST pitted them against one another in a 40-Yard Dash.
Will the football players prove that their performance training has paid off? Or will the hulking bodybuilders show that greater strength translates to greater speed?
Watch the video above to see the results.
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