On Soccer Training Solutions and in our soccer training book we advocate strength training including a healthy dose of work on the legs, shoulders and core muscle groups. But when you’re undertaking weight training for soccer, should you work on it mid-season? Do the demands of regular practices and games mean that weight work will […]
What Are the Best Core Exercises for Soccer Players?
In the game of soccer, it’s important to have a strong core, not just strong abs. Some might think these terms mean roughly the same thing, but the core includes more muscles than just your abs. These include your obliques, lower back, and muscles around your pelvis like your hip flexor–all of which come into […]
Bodyweight vs Weight Lifting: Which Is Better for Soccer?
A question recently came up about speed and strength training. Specifically, the question was about bodyweight training vs. weight training. Which one is better for you as a player? In the context of soccer, both bodyweight training and weight training will help you build strength and speed. Each, however, has a distinct main benefit. What […]
Soccer Workout Challenge: Push-Ups, Abs and Bodyweight Squats Circuit
Working on your fitness is crucial to becoming a complete soccer player. But soccer fitness does not just mean pounding the pavement putting in mile after mile of running. You need also need to work muscles including your core, shoulders and legs. Push-ups are a great workout. Not only do they work your chest, shoulders and […]