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Terrapin Fitness Combine 2016

Challenge yourself and put your body and mind to the test! Modeled after the NFL scouting combine, the Terrapin Fitness Combine will measure your strength, endurance, agility, speed, and flexibility. Coed teams of two will compete to claim the title of Fittest Terps on Campus! But you don’t have to be a workout warrior to join the fun—participants with minimal previous fitness experience are welcome and encouraged to participate.

Register for the Terrapin Fitness Combine 2016

Register online by Monday, November 7. Registration is limited so register early.

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Contact Info

Brianne N. Rowh

rowhb@umd.edu



Event Information

Date/Time: Friday, November 11, 4–7 PM
Location: Reckord Armory

The overall program will consist of a series of 6 fitness events included in the NFL training combine. Teams will be scheduled to compete in heats. An event schedule will be emailed to teams on 11/9. Each event will be administered and judged by the RecWell Fitness student-staff. Each team will receive 15 minutes to warm-up prior to the start of their first event.

Recommendations

  • Have fun! This is intended to be a friendly competition! Team work and sportsmanship are appreciated!
  • Wear appropriate clothing and athletic shoes for both strength training and cross training.
  • Bring water and snacks as needed.

 

Event  1—40-yard Dash

The 40-yard dash is a sprint covering 40 yards and is a measure of speed. The origin of the 40-yard dash comes from the NFL, it is thought that 40-yards is the punt average in distance from the line of scrimmage and the time of flight averages approximately 4.5 seconds. The event will be scored with the average of both teammate’s fastest times. The fastest combined score will receive 1 point, the second fastest 2 points and so forth.

Event  2—Vertical Jump

The vertical jump is to measure elastic leg strength and agility. The vertical jump is a measure of the ability to display power, explosive strength and the ability to use your strength. The event will be scored with the average of both teammate’s highest jumps. Each team member will receives 3 attempts at the jump. The team with the highest score will receive 1 point, the second highest 2 points and so forth.

Event 3—Bench Press

The objective of the bench press test is to evaluate upper body strength. Male competitors will be asked to bench 75% of their body weight, female competitors will be asked to bench 60% of their body weight. The maximum # of repetitions in 45-seconds will totaled for each competitor. The event will be scored with the average sum total of both teammate’s final number of repetitions. The team with the highest number of repetitions will receive 1 point, the second highest 2 points and so forth.

Event 4—Sit-up 

A part of the US Army physical fitness test, the sit up test measures core strength and endurance. The test measures how many sit-ups you can do (to 90-degrees) in a 2-minute period. The event will be scored with the average of both teammate’s final sum total number of repetitions. The team with the highest number of repetitions will receive 1 point, the second highest 2 points and so forth.

Event 5—Shuttle Run

The 20-yard shuttle run is a measure of speed, agility and reaction time. The team member will start in the middle of a 10-yard distance with one hand touching the ground. The team member then goes in the opposite direction for 5-yards, then in the opposite direction for 10-yards, then finally reversing direction and going back to the starting point. The first runner will then tag their team member to complete the same drill. The total amount of time it takes both teammates to complete the shuttle run will be scored. The team with the quickest time will receive 1 point, the second quickest 2 points and so forth.

Event 6—Sit and Reach

The sit and reach test is designed to measure the flexibility of the hamstrings and back. Each team member will receive 3 attempts at the test. The event will be scored with the average of both teammate’s further reach. The team with the highest score will receive 1 point, the second highest 2 points and so forth.

A medal awarding the Fittest Terps on Campus will be given to each 1st place team member as well as a $100 gift certificate to the University Book Center.

  • Participants must present a University ID card or RecWell membership card at check-in.
  • Varsity athletes are not permitted to compete in the event. Those players, who are designated by the coaching staff as not participating in varsity games, but still having status as a squad member, are ineligible.
  • If both team members are not present before the start of their heat, the team will be disqualified from competition.
  • Both team members must participate in all 6 fitness events, there can be no substitution of team members for a single event.
  • Partner substitutions will be permitted until 4 PM on Thursday, November 10 by emailing rowhb@umd.edu.
  • Good sportsmanship is required. If in the opinion of the judges, any competitor behaves in an unsportsmanlike manner, the team will be disqualified.
  • The rulings of event judges are final.