Very few athletes are invited to a combine. Whether they are elite high school athletes vying for a college scholarship or standout college players looking to catch the eye of NFL scouts, only the best of the best get the chance to showcase their abilities in the unique environment of the combine, where a fraction of a second can make or break an athlete’s dream to play at the next level.
All-Pro Performance Training: An Insider’s Guide to Preparing for the Football Combine takes combine training to a whole new level by featuring a groundbreaking approach to movement training by one of the most sought after performance coaches in the country. As strength and conditioning coach of the NFL’s Denver Broncos, Loren Landow trains some of the most finely tuned athletes in the world. Prior to joining the Broncos, he founded Landow Performance, a sports performance training facility based in Denver, whose staff of strength and conditioning coaches has worked with hundreds of well-known athletes from the highest levels of sport (NFL, NCAA Division I, WNBA, MLB, NHL, UFC, Olympic Games). Landow knows what it takes to shine at a combine, and he shares his specialized knowledge in All-Pro Performance Training: An Insider’s Guide to Preparing for the Football Combine.
With a foreword by Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers running back and Landow Performance client, the text breaks down the proper execution of combine staples such as the 40-yard dash and pro-agility shuttle. It offers tips for mastering position-specific agility drills, and it provides an inside look into how athletes at the highest level of the sport both train and recover.
Proven techniques for mastering position-specific agility drills will help players hone their biomechanical movement efficiency, reduce the risk of injury, and open scouts’ eyes. And Prep Like a Pro sidebars put you right on the field with the author, revealing the most advanced training regimens and technological tools used by elite coaches and athletes.
Equip your athletes to reach their full potential. With All-Pro Performance Training, strength and conditioning coaches, personal trainers, and motivated athletes have the definitive playbook for training with purpose, elevating their game, and performing at their peak at combine time.
Foreword by Christian McCaffrey Introduction
Part I. Warm-Up and Initial Assessments Chapter 1. Warm-Up and Movement Prep Chapter 2. Physiological Assessments and Athlete Background
Part II. Combine Tests and Drills Chapter 3. General Athleticism Drills Chapter 4. Defensive Position-Specific Drills Chapter 5. Offensive Position-Specific Drills Chapter 6. Data Analysis and Training Plan Development
Part III. General Movement Skills Training Chapter 7. Acceleration Chapter 8. Agility and Deceleration Chapter 9. Top End Speed
Part IV. Strength and Power Development Chapter 10. Training for Strength Chapter 11. Training for Power
Part V. Training Structure and Programming Chapter 12. Structuring a Training Microcycle Chapter 13. Nutrition and Recovery Chapter 14. Day of Event and Psychological Preparation
Loren Landow, CSCS *D, has been a sports performance coach for over two decades. He joined the Denver Broncos staff as head strength and conditioning coach in 2018 after spending 10 years as the owner and director of Landow Performance, a training facility in Centennial, Colorado. During his 20 years coaching in the private sector, he designed and led a training program to prepare prospective pro football players for their combines and pro days, including more than 20 NFL Draft first-round picks.
Landow has coached thousands of athletes over the course of his career, including more than 700 professional athletes associated with the NFL, NHL, MLB, UFC, WNBA, and Olympics. In addition to his expertise on biomechanics and maximizing athletic performance, he is renowned for his emphasis on injury prevention and rehabilitation. He developed the ACL prevention program and the ACL return-to-sport protocols for the world-renowned Steadman Hawkins Clinic.
Landow has been a keynote speaker at the conferences of NSCA in the United States, ASCA in Australia, SPRINZ in New Zealand, and UKSCA in the United Kingdom. He is the author of two other books, My Off-Season With the Denver Broncos: Building a Championship Team (While Nobody’s Watching) and Ultimate Conditioning for Martial Arts.
Chris Jarmon, CSCS, is a sports performance coach at Landow Performance in Centennial, Colorado. He previously worked as an intern and volunteer assistant coach for the University of Denver sports performance staff.
Prior to his career in the sports performance field, Jarmon worked at ESPN for four years as a content associate, traveling with ESPN production crews to work behind the scenes on live sporting event TV broadcasts, including Monday Night Football, the NFL Draft, the X Games, MLS matches, and the FIFA World Cup.
“What drew me to Loren was, in a word, balance. The abilities to start, stop, and change direction are important, and when I was a player who was getting up there in years, I knew I had to keep these abilities from weakening over time. Loren was part of the team that helped to maintain my reflexes and power. Loren and I speak the same language when it comes to the importance of recovery: His belief in balancing hard work with smart recovery speaks volumes of his appreciation for the whole person.” —Brian Dawkins, 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee, 16-Year NFL Player (Philadelphia Eagles and Denver Broncos), and Nine-Time NFL Pro Bowl Selection
“Loren Landow is without a doubt one of the world’s premier performance coaches. That is why I entrusted him with training my sons, from their youth sports days all the way up to their college and pro careers. He is a movement skills expert, and, most importantly, he understands performance from a holistic viewpoint. This book is a great training resource for coaches and players wanting to prepare for a football combine while also improving athletic ability along the way.” —Ed McCaffrey, Head Football Coach at University of Northern Colorado, 13-Year NFL Player (New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers, and Denver Broncos), Three-Time Super Bowl Champion, and Denver Broncos 50th Anniversary Team Selection