T Nation

Combine Numbers

Coach Defranco,
I have a question…I run much faster when the track coach times me, yet when i go to a combine my numbers as far as the 40,go up, even higher than with rxn time. I dont understand…can you explain to me? Thanks, great work, I am amazed at your results…I hope to achieve similar ones and take it to the next level…

My guess is that it’s mental - you get a bit nervous and excited at the combine and this causes some tension in the muscles that slows you down. I’ve heard lots of people say, and I’ve experienced it myself, that it’s one thing to post numbers in training and another to perform in competition.