I dont want to talk about the NFL this is combat sports - not espn.
I dont know why you keep mentioning it
or trying to bring up things like the combine as anything more than
a college coach’s salary justification.
again you are missing the point
the numbers arent going to add up.
he is a fighter not a weight lifter- of any kind.
his , and most fighters’ strength training is another thing on the list of shit to do.
its a long list.
do your superior numbers- make you a better athlete then he might be?
or a better fighter?
so what your point?
maybe you should rethink your question- as to why the numnbers dont add up
instead of saying how weak this pro- athlete is.
this tells me you have never seen any college athletic or serious strength training happening.
Next you will critique his form.
lifting- for wrestlers past the full or power clean is realitively new like less then 10 years new.
For years american college and european wrestling in particular did not endorse much if any
of a strength training regimen
I can tell you that first hand.
I can also tell you that some people like John Smith, Tom and Terry Brands , or Zeke Jones
none of which are particularly strong- or look like specimens of any type and none weigh
above 150lbs, will make 99.9 percent of the population feel weak when they compete with them.
More so for BJJ do you think Eddie Bravo is a very strong in the weight room?
Let him squeeze you and youll see.
In fact the entire practice of BJJ- is designed by a non athlete for not athletic person.
GSP happens to be a freak athelete. Like a super freak.
He used to Roll at Renzo’s here in NYC. And I knew plenty of people
who found him quite strong, and very powerful.
Is there a correlation with some strength training and performance
sure, but not as much as some strength trainers would like you to believe.
when you say there is a correlation between gym strength and matt strength
I will say what I always say, up your level of competition and you will find
“very weak” people who will punish and overpower most.
I can also tell you first hand when you are training and competing at a high enough level- youll find the numbers you can put up in the gym wont matter.
Now lets turn this equation on its head-
how many ELITE , yes elite olympic lifters or other highly skilled specialized sports lets say
javelin throwing or even diving- both sports involving a high level of motor skills
can hit a heavy bag, or a person, with any kind of good result?
lets say going for a simple clinch and basic judo throw?
maybe even more basic- a jab and a right cross?
see how silly it sounds?
but thats the point.
I keep forgetting no- one opinion is ever changed on the internet.