How do I train for the Midlands Combine? In many ways you have been training for the Midlands Combine since you first picked up a football, stepped on the track or into a gym. The Midlands Combine was created to be assessable to working professionals no matter their level of fitness, yet designed so every participant is motivated to train hard and perform their best. The events are designed to test your current levels of fitness.
Can you throw a football? Can you do pull ups or dips? Can you sprint for 40 yards? Sure, training in these specific events will improve your performance, but if you go to the gym or stay in shape via sports leagues or road races, The Midlands Combine is for you.
The Midlands Combine, just like Transitions Homeless Center and SOAR Columbia, is all about transformation. No matter where you are starting, if you apply the strategies below and on the nutrition page, you will experience change. If you commit to the plan and remain consistent, your change will likely be dramatic. You will look different and more importantly, you’ll begin to feel different with higher and more consistent levels of energy throughout the day.
Whether you are competing in the Individual Competition or the Team Competition, the events of the Midlands Combine require that you get as lean and powerful as possible. The bottom line is to maximize performance on body weight exercises, you will be able to complete greater reps the less weight you are moving. As such, preparation should include:
1) WEIGHT TRAINING-video to come
2) SPEED/AGILITY TRAINING
One of the most beneficial and efficient ways to increase your quickness and agility is to implement cardioacceleration into your weight training workouts. Cardio acceleration is simply 30-90 seconds of high intensity cardio in between sets of weight training. Recommended cardioacceleration options include: jump rope box jumps, squats, lunges, kettle bell swing‘s and punching bag.
3) ENDURANCE TRAINING
The endurance events in the Midlands Combine include the 400 meter cross country run, the 800 cross country run and a 500 meter row.
-400 meter workout video to come
-800 meter workout video to com
-Row workout video to come