Here’s the deal, you can go somewhere and work on your 40 time, be told eating a “good” diet 80% of the time is appropriate and play in the sand for six weeks or you can make a career choice and develop yourself into the most complete player you can be. The reality is this, the latter will yield much larger dividends than the formers.
2013 first round draft selections 40 times
1st. Eric Fisher 5.05
2nd. Luke Joeckel 5.30
4th. Lane Johnson 4.72
6th. Johnathan Cooper 5.07
9th. Chance Warmack 5.49
10th. DJ Fluker 5.31
19th. Kyle Long 4.94
31st. Travis Frederick 5.58
I’m willing to bet every college offensive lineman reading this to some degree is capable of mirroring these times today, as is, right now, without a warm-up. This begs the question, you think these guys were that much “slower” prior to spending weeks on end trying to master techniques olympic level athletes spend their entire careers critiquing? The answer is a resounding no! These guys were what they were when they arrived and left the same way, maybe a tenth of a second “faster”. If you believe going from a 5.3 to a 5.2 is going to get you drafted higher, hate to break you the bad news, the Easter bunny isn’t real. The agent that is telling you the opposite, don’t hire him because this won’t be the last lie he tells you.
L.Bentley O-Line Performance Approach
The goal of combine preparation is for you to leave a bigger, stronger and leaner athlete. The sum of these benchmarks is a faster athlete, period. This isn’t to say there is zero time spent on learning and practicing the required battery of test for the NFL combine, that’s not true. Actually, former olympic athlete and leading sprint mechanics expert, Ian Danney prepares every player to perform at his highest level. What is true, six weeks is a good amount of time to improve your body composition, strength levels and football IQ, L.Bentley O-Line Performance chooses not to waste it practicing running in a straight line. You will be faster, quicker, leaner and stronger than you have ever been, thus resulting in elite level performance at the NFL combine.
L.Bentley O-Line Performance 2013 Combine Results
Bench Press 1st & 2nd ranked OT's for most reps
40 yard time 4th fastest
Vertical 4th & 5th & 8th highest
Broad Jump 3rd & 8th longest
Shuttle 6th & 7th fastest
As you can see, the results speak for themselves, more importantly, every player left a better offensive lineman and will be ready to compete for starting jobs in the NFL.
You’re Not Sheep
At L.Bentley O-Line Performance you are not one of 40 - 50 players, you are one of 15 hand selected offensive linemen. You will be given the time and attention you need as each training session there are no more than two guys working at a time. There is a one trainer to two athlete ratio during every training session. You will be paired with another offensive lineman that plays the same position and you two will push each other to get better everyday. Every player in the building is invited to be there, you or your agent can’t “buy” the services provided, they are extended to you based on film study and L.Bentley O-Line Performance’s belief in you as a future NFL offensive lineman. Why is this so important, L.Bentley O-Line Performance is a community of like minded players that have a singular focus on being the best they can be, which is demonstrated through their work ethic and commitment to the lifestyle of success. Bottom line, if the size of your blunt is more important to you than the size of your arms, this isn’t the place for you.