Anything but ordinary.
The EVERYDAY PEOPLE COMBINE is a place to learn more about yourself as an athlete and to challenge your movement capacity. It's an annual wake up and rise up call. We will be testing your strength, power, speed, agility, endurance and hustle in the form of 9 events.
40 Yd Dash // Broad Jump // Compass Agility Drill // Vertical Jump // Trap Bar Deadlift // Bench Press // Power Ball Toss // Pull ups - Chin ups // 500M Row
As our name suggests, EPC is open to everyone. So, come test your fitness and rep your gym, box or crew. And, if you're a free agent, that's cool too. Bring it.
- Not sure this is for you???
- If you like moving weight in the gym and cranking out high intensity intervals, this is your playground. Or, if you are looking for a fun, fitness event to shake up your world and check your gains, this is it. The Everyday People Combine is for everyday people who work hard and then like to play hard.
WATCH 2018 RECAP
What to Bring
In addition to your A game, we have a few suggestions.
Let's be real-- good energy is contagious. The EPC is collectively what we make it. Take responsibility for the energy you bring and let's create something dope together.
Footwear can be a game changer in the EPC. We recommend cleats for the 40 yd dash and compass drill and low drop shoes for the strength work. As for apparel, make sure what you rock allows you to move and flex freely.
You can't perform without gas in the tank. Make sure you show up hydrated and you have electrolytes and/or BCAAs on hand.
- Baylor Scott & White Sports Performance Center at The Star
3800 Gaylord Parkway Frisco, TX
Events + Rules
01 – 40 YARD DASH
A marquee event. This event will test your speed and explosiveness.
RULES: Start from a comfortable stationary 2-point, 3-point or 4-point stance position, a position that is most familiar to you and that you think will yield the best time. The front foot must be on or behind the starting line. You may lean across the starting line and no rocking movements are allowed. The timing starts when the athlete moves and finishes when the chest crosses the finish line.
02 – BROAD JUMP
This is definitely a throwback to gym class. This event will test your lower body explosiveness, strength and balance.
RULES: The athlete stands behind a line marked on the ground with feet slightly apart. A two foot take-off and landing is used, with swinging of the arms and bending of the knees to provide forward drive. A step at take-off is not allowed. The athlete attempts to jump as far as possible, landing on both feet without falling backwards. Falling or stepping backward after the landing will result in measurement to that point of contact rather than where the feet first touched. The measurement is taken from the take-off line to the nearest point of contact on the landing (back of the heels).
03 – VERTICAL JUMP
Bragging rights are up for grabs. This event will test your lower body explosiveness and power.
RULES: The athlete stands as still as possible on the mat with weight evenly distributed over both feet. Once the mat is reset, the athlete jumps vertically as high as possible using both arms and legs to assist in projecting the body upwards. Athlete can not tuck legs. The athlete then lands back on the mat with both feet landing at the same time.
04 – BENCH PRESS
A classic. This event will test your upper body strength. But don't get it twisted, this is also an endurance test. Women will test at 75# and Men at 175# for as many reps as possible in two minutes.
RULES: The one minute rule will apply for the athlete to get to the bench and start lifting once the Head Coach calls them up. Each athlete gets only one attempt to do as many reps as possible in two minutes. Buttock must remain on bench at all times. Feet must remain on the floor when completing reps. Head doesn't matter--- can be up, down or can even move. Only fully completed reps will count. The use of any equipment which aids an athlete is prohibited; this includes wrist straps and any other device deemed to be an aid by the EPC Head Coaches. Equipment used for the purpose of injury prevention is permitted; this includes chalk, lifting gloves, a weight belt, and knee and wrist wraps. Athletes are encouraged to wear clothing that is well-fitting and is not too bulky. This makes judging form of the lifts easier.
05 – COMPASS AGILITY DRILL
We all know life throws us curve balls. Let's see how you course correct and change directions. This event will test your multi-directional ability, speed and fluidity.
RULES: The cones are laid out at these clock positions (3,6,9 and 12) with four marker cones placed in a diamond shape, and one in the middle. The outer cones are each placed 3-5 meters from the center. The athlete crouches behind and with their left hand on the middle cone, facing forwards (towards 12 o’ clock). The athlete then turns and runs to the right and touches the cone (3) with their hand. They then turn back and run to the center cone, out to the next cone (6), back to the center, out to the next cone (9), back to the center and then finally turn and finish by running through the finish line at cone (12). The athlete is required to touch the cone with their hand at each turn. Timing starts when the hand comes off the center cone, and stops when the chest passes through the line of the final cone.
06 – TRAP BAR DEADLIFT
A heavyweight champion in strength training. The event will create less stress on the spine which still testing your lower body strength and endurance. Women will test at 135# and Men at 225# for as many reps as possible in two minutes.
RULES: The one minute rule will apply for the athlete to get to the bar and start lifting once the Head Coach calls them up. Each athlete gets one attempt to do as many reps as possible. Every rep must touch the ground and be completed with hips in full extension. Only fully completed reps will count. The use of any equipment which aids an athlete is prohibited; this includes wrist straps and any other device deemed to be an aid by the EPC Head Coaches. Equipment used for the purpose of injury prevention is permitted; this includes chalk, lifting gloves, a weight belt, and knee and wrist wraps. Athletes are encouraged to wear clothing that is well-fitting and is not too bulky. This makes judging form of the lifts easier.
07 – POWER BALL TOSS
Coordination is important. This event is done from a kneeling position and will test your ability to access your power from your hips through your shoulders and hips.
RULES: The athlete starts in a kneeling position with the back erect and facing the direction they are going to throw. The thighs should be parallel and the knees at the start line. Ensure that the toes are pointed backwards. Curled up toes can be used for greater traction and are not allowed. Starting with the ball grasped with both hands at the sides and held out and above the head. The ball is brought down to the chest as the hips are brought back to the heels, then in one motion the ball is pushed forward and up (optimally between 30-45 degrees). The athlete must not throw favoring one arm or rotate about the spine. The athlete is permitted to fall forwards over the line after the ball is released. The knees are not to leave the ground.
08 – PULL UPS // CHIN UPS
Strict is how we roll. This event is a heavyweight in bodyweight training and will test your upper body pulling strength.
RULES: Start from deadhang position. Body must be raised until the chin is over the bar and then lowered until the elbows are locked out. Overhand grip (men) and width of hands is shoulder width apart or wider. Underhand grip and width of hands is shoulder width apart or wider. No Kipping or any movement that allows you to gain momentum is allowed. Reps will not be counted if there is excessive leg movement. At no time should the athlete use anything but their hands to stay on the bar. Only those reps meeting the requirements will be counted. You will have two minutes to do as many reps as possible. The use of any equipment which aids an athlete is prohibited; this includes wrist straps and any other device deemed to be an aid by the EPC Head Coaches. Equipment used for the purpose of injury prevention is permitted; this includes chalk, lifting gloves, a weight belt, and knee and wrist wraps. Athletes are encouraged to wear clothing that is well-fitting and is not too bulky. This makes judging form of the lifts easier.
09 – 500M Row
This event will test your endurance, speed and heart. This event will run in heats.
Rules: Each athlete gets one attempt. If the athlete falls off the rowing machine, he/she may restart the event. The athlete may adjust the damper level to any setting prior to start. EPC coaching staff is responsible for setting the rowing machine monitor.
Scoring + Awards
We want you to attempt every event but you won't be disqualified if there is an event you can't attempt due to injury/limitation. Scoring (point-based system using men's and women's scoring tables) and awards will be issued based on the categories below. Top 3 finishers in each age group will be awarded medals.
- Female + Male Age group categories:
- Under 30*
*Must be at least 21 years old to compete and cannot be a current collegiate or pro athlete.
- Award partners:
- Nike, Ka'chava,