MU Study Provides Guideline for Determining Effectiveness of College Football Training Methods
Findings could help athletic departments better prepare athletes for NFL combine test
Mann found that an increase of three repetitions on the NFL-225 test indicated the smallest worthwhile difference in performance, suggesting a physiological improvement rather than luck.
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Story posted: Sept. 03, 2014
By: Sarah Clinton
COLUMBIA, Mo. –Athletic performance varies from day to day, which can make it difficult for strength and conditioning professionals to judge whether athletes’ improvements are due to effective training. Now, University of Missouri researchers have established a guideline that trainers can use to distinguish whether college football players’ improvements on weightlifting tests result from increased performance capability or day-to-day variability. These findings could help coaches and other athletic department personnel determine the effectiveness of their training programs and better prepare promising football players for important tests, such as those during the NFL Combine.