Posts Tagged ‘skill’

Why the Army Can't Find Fit Recruits

When recruits aren’t fit to serve, is it the Army’s fault or ours? I’ve been thinking a lot about the way that we test and measure fitness and physical performance lately, as evidenced by my most recent blog on the NFL Combine. Furthermore, our H-FIT assessment is the first step for all of our private…

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What Can You Learn From the NFL Combine?

‚ÄčThe NFL Scouting Combine is coming to a close, and the football world is beginning to take its bets on the prospects who will be drafted next month and where on the draft board they’ll end up. The Combine is where scouts evaluate football talent; the Draft is where prior performance in college and Combine…

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Athleticism vs. Skill: Which is Better?

When it comes to fitness, there are two important concepts to discuss that are often at odds with one another. The first is the concept of athleticism and general physical preparedness (GPP), and the second is skill and specific physical preparedness (SPP). Athleticism encompasses the broad spectrum of movement capacity, hand-eye coordination, and proprioception necessary…

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Opinion: Why Conor McGregor Can (And Can’t) Win on Fight Night

Fight Night is almost here, as Conor McGregor is set to square off against Floyd Mayweather in a much-hyped matchup. This is perhaps the first and most noteworthy time that an MMA star has crossed over into the boxing realm to fight one of its most prolific champions, and the stars will be out for…

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