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Nutrition and 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 stay away from fried, fatty or spicy foods within 24 hours of kick-off. To make sur...

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 order to maintain this balance and keep the muscles supplied with oxygen, the rate...

Anaerobic Training

Any short, intensive activity between 70-100% of the maximum heart rate is considered anaerobic. "Anaerobic" literally means: "without air". During anaerobic exercise the body supplies itself with energy from stored sources (like Glycogen) as opposed to o...

Stretching Exercises

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

Individual Training Program

Individual training is important for players who don't have the option to practice with their team every day. There is no silver bullet routine that all footballers should follow. Instead, you have to setup a routine that fits your own goals and schedule....

Goalkeeping

How to catch the ball With goalkeeping, the margin for getting away with mistakes is very low. Safety and effectiveness should be your primary concern. The keeper is typically expected to make all routine saves in a match and attempt to deflect the rest....

Tackling

How to pressure the ball Skillful defenders can read and anticipate their opponent's moves. Typically, when the attacker has the ball at his feet you have to jockey him. To contain or jockey an attacker means to position yourself in front of him and wait...
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How to head the ball One of the most common obstacles with heading the ball is overcoming your natural fear of getting hit on the head by a flying object. Remember that you are trying to strike the ball so don't just let it hit you. Before jumping for a...

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 heart and make short, rhythmic contractions. These muscles are "visceral" or cont...

Mike Delaney: “The Most Important Thing is the Audience”

Mike Delaney is a respected freestyler and former footballer from England. You've probably seen him on TV starring in the popular Adidas and Pepsi commercials. Mike was gracious enough to answer a few questions for us so make sure to visit his website mik...

Speed and 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, so workouts should be limited to 2-3 times per week at most. Speed training is best performed...

Soccer Questions and Answers

Playing in games How to win in 1v1 Beating your opponent in 1v1 requires good reflexes and patience. When dribbling, you should always be the closest person to the ball. Therefore, when the defender tackles, you will be able to contact the ball befo...
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