In 2011, I pursued my dream of playing at the highest level of professional football. I trained for months leading up to my Pro-Day at Grand Valley State University. Unfortunately, I was training incorrectly the ENTIRE time. This drove me to find out what the very BEST were doing leading up to their combines and pro days. The method of training I discovered to have the best results was none other than the Westside-Barbell Method made popular by Louie Simmons.

The Westside-Barbell Method is built upon all the aspects that are required to DOMINATE at your Pro-Day and Combine. These aspects are absolute strength, absolute speed, vertical/horizontal power, lateral quickness and we increase these abilities with 3 methods of training: Max Effort, Dynamic Effort and Repeated Effort. When you combine these methods with position specific technique work, you will be prepared to STAND OUT at your workout.

In the last four years, we have ran an NFL Combine Preparation Program, and we have helped 5 of our athletes put on an NFL jersey. In our first NFL Draft class in 2013, two out of three got a chance in NFL Rookie Mini Camps, and the third had private workouts in the CFL. All three received an opportunity to showcase their skills, and all three took full advantage of it. In the second NFL Draft class of 2014, we again had three athletes come to us out of Northern Michigan University. In this class, we had a WR run a 4.3 40-yard dash, a FS broad jump 11’1”, and an offensive lineman get his shot in an NFL Rookie Mini Camp. We continued our streak of 4 years in a row of helping another former NMU football player get a shot in an NFL Rookie Mini Camp and training camp with the Pittsburgh Steelers after he blazed a 4.40 in front of scouts at the University of Michigan pro day.

All 5 of these guys came out of Northern Michigan University and were considered “long shots” because they were coming out of a Division 2 school, once these “long shots” got their opportunity to showcase their abilities at the same platform as other D1 guys, they performed equal to or better than most of the other participants.

As you can see, this system works, and once more athletes find out about what Advantedge Sports Training can do for them, it’s only a matter of time before we become the destination center for NFL Combine Preparation!

- Coach Branch

Marcus Tucker

#16, WR,


Height: 5' 10"

Weight: 190

Born: June 24, 1992

College: Northern Michigan

Birth Place: Flint, Michigan

Draft: Undrafted

"The atmosphere at Advantedge is something I am ALWAYS excited to step into. Advantedge has not only made me physically stronger, but has taught me about work ethic, dedication and compassion. thanks to Advantedge, I have been able to reach my childhood dream of playing basketball at the collegiate level."

-Clara Johnson

TWO intense training sessions per day. Our program includes proper warmup, cool down, weights, plyometrics, running, and combine/position specific drills at an indoor field.
Pre workout and recovery supplementation- we partner with SavEdge Eats

A custom nutrition plan that is based on your own personal composition goals

Accurate testing and metric reporting- we use the same equipment as the NFL combine testing

Awesome Nike gear so you are looking, feeling and performing your best. An air duffle bag stuffed with customized Nike Pro Combat gear, compression leggings, shorts, hoodie and other cool gear.

AdvantEDGE Sports MI

Founder: Dustin Brancheau

Contact Info

1121 W. Ridge St.

Marquette, MI 49855

Text us – 906-475-8351

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