NFL Combine athletes are some of the fittest humans on the planet. Before they even begin training for the Combine events, elite college football players spend thousands of hours training to improve their athletic performance. Once their final game wraps up, they focus on fine-tuning their abilities to achieve a perfect balance of strength, speed and agility for the Combine.
One event that measures all three of those attributes? The 3-Cone Drill. Also referred to as the L-Drill, the 3-Cone Drill requires athletes to run a distance of 30 yards and change directions five times. Moving swiftly and fluidly through the cones is a great measure of overall athleticism, and top performers at the Combine complete the drill in under 6.65 seconds.
It takes only seconds for a player to complete the drill, but the hours that went into it number in the hundreds. That fact becomes crystal clear when the 3-Cone Drill is performed by a different breed of athlete with a different style of training. Which 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 each other in the 3-Cone Drill.
Did the football players prove that their performance training paid off? Or did the hulking bodybuilders show that greater strength translates to greater speed and agility?
Watch the video above to see the results.
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