Archon Combine Platform
Preparation in life is the key to success. You might stumble across it every now and again, but it’s easier to obtain if you’re prepared. Success in fitness is the same, going into the gym without a program will mean you will stumble into results like the odd personal best or adding on some weight to your squat. But going to the gym armed with information gained from Archon Combine’s fitness testing platform will mean your success is in safe hands. Using the information gained from our assessments will allow you to prepare properly, program properly and achieve the best version of you possible.
How it works
Your start point is the most important point. Without it, you can’t know if you’re going anywhere. We provide that start point. Choose the assessment/s you want to perform and then sit back and let the experts show you how. Our videos will give you the criteria to follow in order to perform a safe, valid, reliable and repeatable tests. That way you know when you do it again the results are comparable. Once your good to go then you just need to go to any gym, anywhere in the world and do it. Input your results into your profile and our algorithms will do the rest. Use the information to give to your PT, Coach, Tutor or yourself in order to craft a program worthy of the time you’re investing into getting yourself fitter, stronger, faster and healthier. There are articles to learn new techniques, you can create a combine with your friends for a bit of friendly competition or just leave your friends a message of support on a great score or training session. You deserved a better way to train so we thought we’d give it to you.
What is a Combine?
Those of you familiar with the US (that would be united states) National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to professional sports system and the draft process will know that the evaluation of a players athletic ability is conducted via the combine. Essentially it’s a battery of testing based around sports specific movements such as jumping, sprinting, strength and agility in order to assess the individuals’ athletic prowess and their suitability to be drafted to a certain team.
In Archon’s world the combine holds two different meanings
Combine, in its truest definition is like a combine harvester that has one job to do, and that’s to separate the wheat from the chaff, the good from the great. This is where the talent identification section of the site comes into play. We want to reward people who have great abilities but just might not know it yet. We bet there is someone sitting at their desk right now that is capable of something really special but they just don’t know it, hopefully, we can find them.
On the other hand, the combine can be something quite different, we see the combine as a gathering of people, all doing the same thing at the same time under the same criteria in order to assess. We want to standardise fitness assessment so that one persons’ deadlift in Hull is the same as another person’s deadlift in Plymouth no matter what their gender, age, height, weight or ability. Once we achieve that then you can truly get a sense of how good you are at something.
So the combine can mean different things to different people, just like the reasons why some people choose to train in one way and others in another. Fitness isn’t a one-size fits all situation but there are certain things that should be the same and that’s where we come in. The start point of any journey requires a measurement of sorts. If you bake a cake you have to first measure out the ingredients, if you plan a journey you have to measure how far it is and how long it will take you to get there which brings us back to the fundamentals of the combine.
You can’t improve what you can’t measure.
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