Hey wasup fellas and gals(?)…anyway Im a upcoming freshman in college and I play running back for a Division 1 school… I only been lifting weights for about 5 months and I’ll say currently since September its been every other day consistent…
Now I started playing football late …my senior year of high school and I did okay but anyway I ran track in the spring and decided to train for for football at the next level because I was always very fast anyway Im 19 now and my goal is to be in the NFL by the age of 23/24…now I know you need more than weight room numbersyou also need TALENT I have that I just want to know where Im at physically…anyway here you go:
Max Bench -255
185 Bench Test-23 reps
Max Deadlift- 315
Step-Ups(Dumbells)- 100 pound dumbells as well as my split squats.
40 yard dash- 4.48/4.50
100 meter dash- 10.6
My leg strength IMO is pretty darn good My bench needs the most work.Comments/Suggestions would be greatly appreciated.[/quote]
Hey Van, welcome aboard.
I am not going to get into all the details of the talent and such to get to the NFL since I think you already know how tough that is (as you referenced in your post).
In terms of evaluating your numbers, it can be a little tricky. Emmitt Smith was not a terribly fast runner from an all-out sprint perspective, but his vision and incredibly quick feet (which you cannot measure well at a combine if you ask me) made the difference. OK, onto your numbers.
Your squat is very good and split squats/step ups sound incredibly good (I am assuming you mean 100 lb DBs in EACH hand, right?) Also, your speed is very much on par with an elite level running back, so really nice job there. I would think you could only improve upon that at your age and with the proper training (which is scary to think you can shave more time off).
The numbers that jump out at me as needing work are your bench press and especially your deadlift. The bench press needs work because, at least from a combine perspective, I cannot imagine you banging out too many reps wit 225 if your max is 255.
Also, while DL’s are not a combine test, I am pretty amazed that you would weigh 210 with a squat in the 500 range and only be able to hit 315 in your deadlift. Do you not train it all that often?