Athletes are known for their speed, power and overall athleticism. Bodybuilders are known for their huge muscles and ability to lift gargantuan amounts of weight.
Their respective styles of training reflect these differences. Athletes perform full-body workouts primarily featuring multi-joint exercises, and they focus on developing speed, power, stability, and, of course, strength. Bodybuilders perform lots of isolation exercises that work specific muscle groups (like their biceps), and they focus solely on promoting muscle growth.
This is why the bodybuilder crushed the athlete on the Bench Press but couldn't even finish the 40-Yard Dash without getting hurt. And it's why, when TEST Football Academy pitted an Inner Armour bodybuilder against a pro football player in the Broad Jump, most of us expected the athlete to dominate. Much to our surprise and to the surprise of the coaches at TEST, that did not happen.
The bodybuilder took this round with an impressive jump for a guy his size. But don't let that make you think that bodybuilding is a superior style of training for sports. This particular bodybuilder has a history as a gymnast and a powerlifter, so he was an incredible athlete even before he added massive amounts of muscle as a bodybuilder.
Watch the video above to see the competition.