Category: Fitness

Speed & agility training

Speed training is all about stressing your muscles to the max so it’s vital to rest after each session. Muscles regenerate on the day after the actual exercise,…

Soccer warmup

Circulation Before any type of exercise, start with a light massage to the poorly circulated parts of the body like the ankles, calves and arms. This is especially…

Treating soccer injuries

Soccer injuries can be very frustrating, especially when untreated. Not being able to play at 100 percent can affect the morale of a player so remember that patience…

Nutrition & Diet

Eating the wrong thing can affect your fitness quite dramatically. Try to consume carbohydrate-rich meals two to three days prior to an upcoming game. It is recommended to…

Pierre Barrieu: “There’s nothing worse than a ‘generic’ program”

Pierre Barrieu has been the US Men’s National Team strength and conditioning coach since 2002. Originally from Thionville, France, Pierre is a former professional team handball player. He…

Aerobic training

During aerobic activity, your body supplies the muscles with most of the oxygen lost during work. The muscles require oxygen for the oxidation of fat and carbohydrates. In…

Anaerobic training

Intense exercise between 70-100% of your maximum heart rate is usually short in duration and is considered anaerobic. During anaerobic activity, the body supplies itself with energy from…

Stretching exercises

Obliques (External & Internal Oblique) Trunk rotation Back (Latissimus Dorsi & Teres Major) Trunk-sided bend Buttock (Gluteus Maximus, Medius & Minimus) The muscles on your buttocks (glutes) work…

How the muscles work

Types of muscles About 35% of the body’s weight is attributed to muscle. Muscle tissue is generally categorized into three types: Cardiac muscles are only found in the…