Today’s Football Players Vs Yesterday’s
How do you think professional football players have evolved over the past 15 years? A study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research compared prospective players who participated in the combine during the years 1999 and 2000 to those participating in 2015 and 2016.
After making adjustments for player position, scientists determined statistically significant improvements over time in the vertical jump (32.30 compared to 32.86 inches) and broad jump (111.37 compared to 115.03 inches) and 3-cone drill (7.41 compared to 7.29 seconds). There were no real differences in player weight or height.