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by B Heck
07 Jul 2005, 00:44
Forum: Fitness
Topic: Fatigue
Replies: 15
Views: 6103

This thread is really interesting. All of you are from northern regions with limited sunlight. The body can use sunlight to make vitamin D. 15 minutes of sunlight, 3 times a week is usually enough, except in the higher lattitudes. Calcium, magnesium, and potassium deficiencies are some of the first ...
by B Heck
05 Jul 2005, 16:25
Forum: Fitness
Topic: Drills for faster feet and running
Replies: 4
Views: 1912

Here is a pretty good online speed and agility training plan. It starts on page 16 of the PDF: http://www.nsca-lift.org/perform/Issues/0303.pdf Here is a link to a paper about SAQ training benefits. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=14998097...
by B Heck
30 Jun 2005, 17:50
Forum: Tactics
Topic: Whats the general build for a defensive midfielder?
Replies: 8
Views: 4263

I agree completely. Strength can make you better, but it has to be sport specific. I'm trying to shift the perception of strength training away from the common perception of getting bigger muscles toward the concept of developing more force and power. Power is speed x force. Force is mass x acceller...
by B Heck
29 Jun 2005, 22:04
Forum: Fitness
Topic: Isometric holds
Replies: 3
Views: 1521

Re: Isometric holds

This British coach that I spoke to, a while ago, claimed that isometric holds were a big thing overseas. He emphasized that one should hold positions that are specific to soccer - for example retrieving your foot back, as if you're about to kick the ball, and holding it there. What, do you think, i...
by B Heck
29 Jun 2005, 16:01
Forum: Freestyle Soccer
Topic: Stall with Foot
Replies: 14
Views: 4561

Take some air out of the ball and wear tennis shoes with a broader toe area than your boots. Add back the air and wear your boots once you start to get the hang of it. To figure out the correct angle for your foot, practice balancing the ball on your foot. Then practice balancing, tossing the ball u...
by B Heck
29 Jun 2005, 15:45
Forum: Tactics
Topic: Whats the general build for a defensive midfielder?
Replies: 8
Views: 4263

Re: Whats the general build for a defensive midfielder?

dont u need a pretty muscular build for more strength? Nope. The strongest guys aren't always bulging musclemen. Here is 148 lbs Alexei Sivokon squatting over 700 pounds: http://www.powermagonline.com/latest-news/images/alexei-sivokon.jpg Tom Platz was an amazingly thick bodybuilder with unbelievab...
by B Heck
27 Jun 2005, 21:16
Forum: Fitness
Topic: Funky exercises without weights
Replies: 3
Views: 1467

I replied with a new subject: Isometric Holds
by B Heck
27 Jun 2005, 20:10
Forum: Fitness
Topic: Isometric holds
Replies: 3
Views: 1521

Isometric holds

B Heck, what do you think about isometric stretching exercises - for example you raise your leg and hold it in still position for 80-100 seconds. I've heard you can build a lot of dynamic power that way. I don't have much experience with this. I did this type of exercise while rehabilitating my kne...
by B Heck
27 Jun 2005, 17:02
Forum: Fitness
Topic: Funky exercises without weights
Replies: 3
Views: 1467

by B Heck
24 Jun 2005, 19:59
Forum: Fitness
Topic: Funky exercises without weights
Replies: 3
Views: 1467

Funky exercises without weights

When it comes to speed and agility training there are some pretty funky looking things that athletes do. What are some of the more unusual looking things you have seen? Here's my pick, Tire Flips: http://www.defrancostraining.com/pics/images/pics/male-college-pro/pic_tireflip.jpg I've done these, bu...
by B Heck
24 Jun 2005, 16:13
Forum: Fitness
Topic: Top players 100m timing
Replies: 17
Views: 16047

This site says Rommedahl has "reportedly run a 10.2 second 100m http://www.euro2004.com/tournament/players/player=33118/ Other footballers that are probably sub-11 seconds: Nikolas Anelka, Phillip Lahm, Thierry Henry, Ivan Cordoba BTW, only 33 different runners have officially broken the 10 second m...
by B Heck
23 Jun 2005, 22:03
Forum: Fitness
Topic: recovering from muscleache
Replies: 6
Views: 1845

Most DOMS is caused by microtrauma to the muscle fibers and tendons. The temporary fatigue and soreness one feels immediately after strenuous exercise involves lactate accumulation, but that is temporary. A big contributor to JC's DOMS was probably the uneven terrain he ran on. Eccentric lengthening...
by B Heck
23 Jun 2005, 14:47
Forum: Fitness
Topic: recovering from muscleache
Replies: 6
Views: 1845

Active recovery is best for delayed onset muscle soreness. Active means to do exercises that use the muscles, but at a much lower intensity than what caused the pain. High protein and carbs, passive stretching, massage, whirlpool, and heat also help speed up recovery.
by B Heck
21 Jun 2005, 20:45
Forum: Off the Field
Topic: Hesitating about a sport
Replies: 6
Views: 1756

i did multiple sports in high school, and played in the band too. Balancing the competing interests is as much diplomacy as anything else. You need to see how tolerant each coach is about time conflicts, etc. If you are right on the edge of making a team, you have much less negotiating power. If you...
by B Heck
21 Jun 2005, 20:10
Forum: Fitness
Topic: how 2 make a excercise programme?
Replies: 7
Views: 1821

Very nice job on that fitness plan, dooglas. http://expertfootball.com/training/routine_warmup.php

The periodization of training into progressive cycles is not something I'm accustomed to seeing on this forum. What sources did you use?