Phil Campbell's speed training covers all the college and NFL combine tests

How will you standout in this CROWD
during the Football Combines?

... It's not easy ... to get noticed during the Combines. There are so many athletes. But it's the only chance most football athletes will get to be seen by college and pro coaches.

The photo above is what's it's like to compete for a college scholarship or an NFL contract. You will be one of many. Know this before you begin to prepare for the Combines because you'll need at least three months of preparation to peak the day of the Combines.


How do athletes get noticed?

First, you must have documented superior performance in high school and you better have grades. College coaches are measured by how many athletes they graduate, and they simply won't waste a scholarship on someone who shows laziness in the classroom.

Second, you need a great 40 time. Look at the photo above and tell me how a coach can spot the best athletes from this large group at the Combines. It's simple, they can't. They look at the 40 time after-the-fact, and start from there.

Everyone on this field is big, strong, and they are all the superstars on their team. No matter what position, your 40 time is critical in getting you noticed.

Don't be mislead, lifting is important, but there are thousands of guys who can bench 400 lbs and can't do anything on the field. And in 2008, the Nike Combines completely eliminated the bench press test.

Vertical jump is important for receivers, but there are lots of guys who can jump that can't play football. And that's why your 40 must be fast. You'll never get the opportunity to show a coach your football skills until your 40 is fast. And your 5-10-5 or Pro- shuttle needs to be fast to verify your 40 time.

Speed is a skill and can be improved

Speed is not just genetics, as once thought. It has been scientifically proven numerous times that everyone can learn how to increase their speed, quickness and agility. Many superstar athletes use speed coaches.

In a formal study, researchers investigated what Combine tests predict success in D1 college football. They concluded in Physical Characteristics That Predict Functional Performance in Division I College Football Players:

Strength and conditioning professionals who work with collegiate football players focus much of their time and effort on developing programs to enhance athletic performance. Although there has been much speculation, there is little scientific evidence to suggest which combination of physical characteristics best predicts athletic performance in this population. The purpose of this investigation was to examine the relationship among 6 physical characteristics and 3 functional measures in college football players. Data were gathered on 46 NCAA Division I college football players. The 3 response variables were 36.6-m sprint, 18.3-m shuttle run, and vertical jump. The 6 regressor variables were height, weight, percentage of body fat, hamstring length, bench press, and hang clean. A stepwise multiple regression analysis was performed to screen for variables that predict physical performance. Regression analysis revealed clear prediction models for the 36.6-m (40 yards) sprint and 18.3-m (5-10-5) shuttle run. The results of this investigation will help strength and conditioning specialists better understand the variables that predict athletic performance in Division I college football players. (Davis, 2004, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research: Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 115–12)

If you're serious about playing at the next level, you need the 40 Speed Combines Prep Course. Train with Phil Campbell in Jackson, TN or Menlo Park, CA, or get a group of 5 or more athletes to fly him in to your location. You'll spend one morning in speed training followed by upper-body explosive strength training. The next morning will be speed training on the track followed by lower-body explosive strength training so you'll know how to train to be at peak performance on the day of your Combines, and during the season.

Check for openings,call Kathy
408 363-4040

Why are athletes from all over the US, and a sprinter from as far away as the Netherlands coming to TN for speed training? One reason, Results!

What's the Secret?
... Our Training Principles

Key principle of Phil Campbell's training is simple; you can't train the body to move faster by training slow.
It's simple long slow running trains the body to run slow. One more time: Slow running teaches your body to be slow! 40 Speed training uses overspeed training to reprogram the body and the brain to move faster.

Muscles adapt. The research is clear, muscles adapt to the way they are trained - if you'll train fast, you'll get faster. If you train slow; well... you know the results.

Important questions for you. If you lift heavy with the traditional slow tempo of up-on-two and down-on-four ... how does your muscle adapt? That's right, you get strong ... but slow. And this is fine for bench press contests and bodybuilding, but it's not going to help you much for sports requiring running speed and explosive movements.

If you lift with heavy intensity (amount of resistance and the velocity of movement) by using the 40 Speed E-lifts (Explosive lifting techniques designed to recruit your fast-muscle fiber), how will your muscle adapt? Exactly ... you'll build fast-twitch fiber that's strong ... and fast.

Adam November (below) used the 40 Speed E-lifts program during the summer and jumped his bench press max from 400 to 450 lbs (37 reps with 225 lbs). And he clocked in at an amazing 4.49 not to mention his record breaking 4.05 in the pro- shuttle 5-10-5. This is amazing because he weights 228 lbs.

Adam November works on the Pro-Shuttle drill  

Will Ta'ufo'ou
in high school.
Today, NFL with the Chicago Bears





Chris Hohl, (4.39) Father Ryan HS, Nashville, football & track athlete practicing technique for explosive starts. SIGNED.






Nike Combines
core strength measurement

The Combines bench press test (how many reps an athlete can do with 185 pounds) is out of the line up Nike Combines. Bench press is replaced with a 6 pound power ball toss.

Many of the Football Camps offered by the head coach, (which is the combines for that University) will continue keep the bench press test, however, over time, most combines typically change and follow the format of the Nike Combines.

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How to Boost Competitive Performance

By moving away from outdated training routines such as traditional weight lifting for strength and selecting strength training specifically for sports, it’s easier than you may think to boost performance to previously unattainable levels. Long slow distance running only teaches the body to run slow. Even endurance athletes are using sprinting workouts to improve speed and endurance.

Pro Shuttle  Drill
Coaches Craig Rogers and Jonathan West look on as D1 prospect, Matt Hewett, and his Dresden, TN
teammates run the Pro-Shuttle (5-10-5) drill, one of the College and Pro Combine tests.

In a nutshell, 40 will show you specific training methods that have the most impact on sport performances by increasing speed, acceleration, reaction, agility, and quickness.

Amazingly, many new breakthroughs in sports speed take years before they become widespread. Example: Scientific studies have shown that when individuals train their arm muscles at a specific angle, they achieve major gains in strength, but there are almost no improvements at other angles, even though exactly the same arm muscles are involved. And this does not help in most sports...well, arm wresting maybe.

When athletes go to the gym, for example, they usually focus on the traditional exercises that they’ve read about in magazines, and know how to do. These include traditional bench presses and squats. These exercises are great for developing general strength, but they won't help develop speed unless explosive-lifting techniques are applied to strength training. (If your school has a strength coach that uses explosive-lifts in sports training, consider yourself very fortunate). Muscles adapt, and lifting at the traditional tempo of up-on-two, down-on-four, will build strong slow-twitch fiber, but it takes strong fast-twitch muscle fiber to score touchdowns and win gold.

Basically, squatting makes you a better squatter. In test after test, squats do not help vertical jump. Squats build slow muscle fiber, which is positive since that's 40% of your "muscles." Plyometric drills and explosive lifting techniques build the fast (IIa) muscle fiber and the super-fast (IIb or IIx) muscle fiber.

To improve speed, specific exercises must be targeted at building all three muscle fiber types. So the combination of explosive squats (or leg press) followed by ten squat or lunge jumps with maximal effort do the job. Plyometric drills, and super-fast agility ladder drills will make muscle stronger and create the potential for significant gains in speed. This type of work, within the context of speed technique training, will make athletes faster.

Valdosta, Georgia Lowndes County (Three time, 5A State Champions) football athletes working on correct arm mechanics.

Speed Coach Phil Campbell teaching correct speed techniques in Valdosta GA

Rates for Phil Campbell's COMBINES CRASH COURSE or his Speed /Strength training, which includes basic and advanced speed techniques coupled with explosive strength training techniques in Jackson, TN or at the Riekes Center in Menlo Park, CA $500 -- Individual training includes two 3 hour sessions - one speed session followed by a strength session, on two mornings.Two athletes = $375 each Three athletes = $300 each.

How to get in on the next Speed Camp
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John Campbell, Junior LB - FB, North Side
Jackson, TN
receives Head Hunter Award for leading in tackles during the 2006 season,
2007 All State, All Region - McKenzie High School, 11th leading tackler in state. SIGNED.

The Truth about the 40
by Phil Campbell, M.S., M.A., Certified American College of Sports Medicine

The 40 yard sprint has no science behind it at all. Legendary coach, Paul Brown, speculated that 40 yards was as long as a pro football athlete would ever run during a game, and he began timing prospective athletes in the 40. And the 40 was born. Today, the 40 has become THE TEST of SPEED.

Right or wrong, the 40 is The test of speed and it must be mastered by athletes seeking to play at the next level.

Some resistance speed training products advertise they have taken athletes to the 4.1 and 4.2 performance levels. Here is the truth. Ben Johnson is sprinter who ran the fastest 100 meter sprint of all time and was disqualified for testing positive for steroids before his record-breaking sprint. He covered his first 40 yards in 4.26 seconds.

So what's the probability of an athlete running faster the athlete who ran the fastest sprint of all time (who was reportedly jacked-up on steroids), wearing track spikes that weigh half of football cleats, running not on grass, but a on a very fast track?

Are some coaches selling tickets with claims of great 40 times? You be the judge. Devin Hester ran a 4.45 during the Miami Pro day and ran a consistent 4.5 during the 2005 NFL Combines. Michael Bennett ran a 4.13 during Pro Day at his school, and ran a 4.37 at the 2001 NFL Combines. Darrell Green and Bo Jackson co-own the hand timed NFL record, at 4.22. And Deion Sanders is a close second.

Of the 12,000 athletes I have trained, I have only seen 30 or so legitimate 4.3s. But in every case, every athlete coming for speed training has left faster.
My speed technique training generally gets two tenths in technique alone during the first speed session. The main goals for athletes are to leave my two-day training camps knowing how to practice perfect speed technique every time they run, and how to continue their training to get faster and faster by building fast-twitch muscle fiber and dynamic flexibility for the specific movements of sprinting fast when they get home.

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NFL Bench Press Record

The NFL Combines uses number of reps with 225 pounds on bench press. The bench press Combines record for NFL athletes is held by Brigham Young offensive lineman, Scott Young, at 43 reps in 2005. Lineman Larry Allen did 43 reps at an NFL function in 2006. Offensive lineman, Justin Geisinger, equaled 43 reps. It appears that 44 reps will take the record.




Individual & small group Training Rates

Rates for Phil Campbell's SPEED CRASH COURSE or his Speed /Strength training program, which includes basic and advanced speed techniques coupled with explosive strength training techniques in Brookhaven, MS or at the Riekes Center in Menlo Park, CA are:Three athletes = $400 each -- Individual & small group training includes two 2.5 hour sessions - one speed session followed by a strength session, on two mornings.

Call Kathy for openings
408 363-4040

Money back guarantee! It's simple, if you don't improve speed for your sport & you aren't 100% satisfied, payment will be refunded.

Gift certificates available & credit cards accepted.


Money back guarantee! It's simple, if you don't improve speed for your sport & you aren't 100% satisfied,
payment will be refunded. Gift certificates available & credit cards accepted

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