|Improve your Sports Performance : How to Outpace your Soccer opponents|
Speed Training For Soccer
So you want more speed in your soccer (football) game to out run your opponents and are at odds at how to go about it. Well, to develop speed in to play soccer well is very much different from developing speed say, for a track and field event. Why is this so? This is because you have to develop various can of speed instead of just sprinting speed.
The types of speed you need to develop are:-
Thinking speed can be developed with a good football coach and by playing soccer game often.
You can develop acceleration speed by developing strength in your entire lower body. All your leg muscles including your glutes (butt muscles) are recruited when you accelerate. Weight training with squats, lunges, stiff legged dead lift and calf raises are crucial to develop power in your lower body. When your lower body muscles are strong, you can also jump higher when you are going for a heading.
High Interval Intensity training also helps you to develop acceleration speed as well as building up your endurance and power.
To develop powerful core muscles, do crunches, reverse crunches, bridge, plank, side crunches etc. These exercises are to be done slow and deliberate compacting the core every time you breathe out.
When you have physically developed these muscles well, coupled with good skill training, you will be one helluva speed demon on the football field.
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|Last updated on: 09/09/2007, 11:10:42hrs|