Soccer

Benefits of Strength Training

Many today in the world of fitness and athletics are often bringing up the topic of strength training, especially when it comes to athletes. Strength training is loosely defined as using bodyweight and free weight exercises in order to build up muscular strength and stability.

Attitude is Everything

Much of life, especially in athletics, is out of our control. Decisions are made in games that athletes have absolutely no control over. Refs can choose to make calls, other players make dirty plays, coaches make decisions on lineups, and so much more.

Proper Nutrition

Proper nutrition in sports is absolutely essential to the modern-day athlete. Regardless of if the athlete is professional, collegiate, high school, or younger, they need to be fueling their bodies properly.

Strength Training: When is it Safe to Start?

It’s the age old question. When is it safe to start strength training? Let’s start with the difference between strength training and weight lifting. In my opinion, weight lifting is just one aspect of strength training. Weight lifting can mean a wide variety of things, but is typically associated with lifting free weights to increase muscle size. The Mayo Clinic states “when done properly, strength training offers many benefits to young athletes, but 

Sport Specific Training

Sport-specific training is an important topic that has been researched and discussed more in recent years. Simply defined, it is focused on training programs that incorporate in muscle groups and exercises that will help an athlete within their particular sport.

Exercise of the Month

Frontal plane agility, power, and stability

The Impact of Coaching

Everyone who has played a sport at any point in their life has had a coach. In order to have a team, the team must have a coach. We all have had coaches in our lives that have helped to impact us in positive or negative ways.

ACL Prevention

One of the most dreaded injuries in all of sports would be tearing of the ACL (which stands for anterior cruciate ligament). This ligament crosses the front portion of the knee along with the PCL, which sits just behind it to form an “X”.

Dealing with Pregame Anxiety

It is extremely common to hear about athletes getting anxious before games. I know that I often felt that way before my soccer games in club and in college. Often times, there is a phrase that is used for these feelings, and that would be “pregame jitters” or “nerves”.

Exercise of the Month

Single leg RDL with weight transfer

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