This is our second installment of our World Cup Series. You may recall World Cup Series Part 1 dealt with History. Here we like to focus on training your body.
How to Train Like A Soccer Player
Soccer players are always moving up and down the field, so they need to be fast on their feet, able to endure long periods of time without any rest, and physically strong. Instead of focusing purely on size, they need to focus on areas such as full body strength, improving balance and overall endurance conditioning. For soccer players, they need to focus on exercises which will help them increase their speed, power and build up their core muscles. Our program is designed to cover every facet necessary to help you become a world class World Cup champion.
Getting Warmed Up
Before you start truly working out, it is important that you warm up. Warming up the body gets your muscles loose and relaxed while making sure that your blood is really pumping. Warming up the body is like stretching before a long run … you just need to do it; otherwise, you could really hurt yourself.
Our dynamic warm-up routine is designed to maximize your blood flow, increase your heart rate, increase your range of motion and prepare the body for a strenuous workout.
For soccer players, having explosive power and speed is an absolute must have. One of the best ways to increase your EXPLOSIVE power and speed is through Plyometrics. Plyometric exercises do not rely on heavy, bulky weights; rather, they are built off of bodyweight exercises and possible some static equipment. Plyometric exercises focus on quick, explosive movements such as lunging, jumping and stopping. These exercises can be dangerous if performed improperly, which is why it is important to have an experienced personal trainer working one-on-one with you. Our Plyometric program will help you develop plenty of EXPLOSIVE power and speed quickly, and safely, without wasting time in other less effective workout sets.
There are four types of strength training programs for soccer players; they are:
- Off-Season Training: Focuses on building up your functional strength.
- Off-Season / Pre-Season Training: Focuses on maximizing your functional strength.
- Strength Training and Endurance: Focuses on building up your muscular endurance.
- In-Season Maintenance: Focuses on keeping your body in full working order.
Our soccer conditioning program will help you develop speed, strength, endurance and agility; all of these factors play a big part in becoming a World Cup champion. Schedule an appointment with one of our trainers like Fadi Malouf, or Scott Black, and David Baldovin .
Stay tuned for part 3 as we look into Nutritional Training
World Class Athletes Celebrities Who Can Relate
With intense training, drive and determination, it is possible to be a fantastic soccer player like David Beckham, Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Zinedine Zidane, Mamadona, Mia Hamm, Abby Wmbach, Marta, Christine Sinclair, Kristine Lilly. Along with those famous players, some celebrities have been known to kick around a ball, Gilles Marini, Anthony La Paglia, Chris Harrison, Maksim Cherkovski, Tony Hawk, Kerri Walsh, Misty May-Treanner, Britney Spears, and Brandon Roth.