555 Club

What makes up the ultimate athlete? What skills must be developed? How do you measure those skills? Elite u has created a simple testing battery to search out the most complete athlete. Based on our most sacred of athletic parameters, power production. We define power as work divided by time. We also, measure it as a function of force and speed of movement. For the sake of clarity and cohesiveness, we narrowed our testing battery to three basic specifications of power representation. Maximal strength in limited time. Maximal acceleration in limited distance, and maximal speed endurance. Respectively we chose the deadlift max, the 40 yard dash, and the 1 mile run.

The deadlift, has long been a staple of strength testing and is one of the most important lifts in power lifting competition. It requires the engagement of most muscles in the body to execute, with a strong focus on the posterior chain. When executed correctly , it is one of the safest ways to test maximal force against gravity. The forty yard dash is said to be one of the ultimate tests in true power output. It tests an athletes ability to accelerate as rapidly as possible to or near full speed. Because of its relatively short distance, an athlete must generate as much force as possible and create as much power of movement as possible to accelerate through the distance ran in as little amount as time as possible. The 1 mile run is short enough to allow an athlete to run and move the limbs at very high speeds, yet is long enough to tax the body's primary energy systems and get deep into the anaerobic glycolysis and aerobic glycolysis. For this reason we refer to this as speed or power endurance.

Male Category:

In Order For An Athlete To Succeed The 555 Test And Become An Official Member Of The Club, They Must Run A Forty Yard Dash In Under 5 Seconds To Show Their Ability To Maximally Accelerate And Be Explosive. They Must Successfully Pull A Deadlift Weight Of Over 500 Pounds To Show Maximal Strength Disposition. Finally They Must Run A Mile In A Time That Will Yield A 1:1 Ratio With Their Deadlift Max. The 1:1 Ratio Will Highlight The Athlete'S Ability To Sustain Speed Endurance At A Percentage Represented By Their Maximal Pulling Effort. For Example, If An Athlete Deadlifts, 525 Lbs, He Should Run A 5:15 Mile. If He Can Deadlift 550, Then His Mile Need Only Be 5:30. But If The Athlete Can Succeed In A Deadlift Of Over 600 Then He Must Still Run The Mile In 5:59 Or Faster, Since It Must Be At Minimum In The 5 Minute Range.
500 Lb Deadlift=5 Minute Mile

600 Lb Deadlift=5:59 Minute Mile

Female Category:

In Order For An Athlete To Succeed The 555 Test And Become An Official Member Of The Club, They Must Run A Forty Yard Dash In Under 5.8 Seconds To Show Their Ability To Maximally Accelerate And Be Explosive. They Must Successfully Pull A Deadlift Weight Of Over 300 Pounds To Show Maximal Strength Disposition. Finally They Must Run A Mile In A Time That Will Yield A 1:1 Ratio With Their Deadlift Max. The 1:1 Ratio Will Highlight The Athlete'S Ability To Sustain Speed Endurance At A Percentage Represented By Their Maximal Pulling Effort. For Example, If An Athlete Deadlifts, 325 Lbs, She Should Run A 5:55 Mile. If She Can Deadlift 350, Then His Mile Need Only Be 6:10. But If The Athlete Can Succeed In A Deadlift Of Over 400 Then She Must Still Run The Mile In 6:39 Or Faster, Since It Must Be At Minimum In The 6:40 Minute Range.
Female Table Converted From Standard Maximals As Related To Men'S

300 Lb Deadlift=5:40 Mile

400 Lb Deadlift=6:39 Mile

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