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by pickyourheadup
06 Jan 2011, 20:13
Forum: European Football
Topic: Vuvuzelas banned!!
Replies: 11
Views: 8306

DANG IT!

I just got one for Christmas :(

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by pickyourheadup
06 Jan 2011, 20:03
Forum: Skills
Topic: how much time
Replies: 2
Views: 2322

I did about 1 hour off days. Every other weekday I'd do about 2 hours. On weekends, I'd sometimes do around 4. That being said, I always tended not to worry about time. It was more about: a) That I learned a new skill b) Improved upon old skills c) Focused the entire time If you measure your progres...
by pickyourheadup
03 Jan 2011, 06:33
Forum: Skills
Topic: lofted ball
Replies: 1
Views: 2930

Both positions that you've shown could produce a lofted ball. The first would be more of a verticle chip, while the second could be used for more of a linear lofted ball. Just to be more specific on where you can strike the ball, refer to areas G and B on IWGP's post here: http://www.expertfootball....
by pickyourheadup
03 Jan 2011, 06:14
Forum: Off the Field
Topic: 5 Favourite movies
Replies: 17
Views: 14683

Pan's Labyrinth V for Vendetta Goodwill Hunting Cinema Paradiso The Diving Bell and the Butterfly There are a lot of great movies and they can't really be compared. Some more, since you guys asked :lol: : Amelie City of God The Man on the Train Nobody Knows Howl's Moving Castle Mishima Memento Incep...
by pickyourheadup
02 Jan 2011, 15:26
Forum: Fitness
Topic: Knee injury alternative exercise
Replies: 4
Views: 3776

Have you seen a doctor or physical therapist yet?
by pickyourheadup
30 Dec 2010, 00:21
Forum: Fitness
Topic: My knee injury
Replies: 11
Views: 6572

From what you're describing, you could have torn or bruised your meniscus (the cartilage in your knee). When I tore mine, I couldn't bend it or straighten it out all the way. I know some people who injured theres, but never got it checkout, instead playing on it and making it gradually worse. Now th...
by pickyourheadup
28 Dec 2010, 03:47
Forum: Fitness
Topic: Lower Back Pain (especially when shooting or bending forward
Replies: 9
Views: 10460

Because I continued to "play through the pain" for almost half a season, my injury lasted that entire time. However, after I started doing those exercises, it was fine in few weeks. I'd advise against anything that strains your injury. Using painkillers will allow you to not feel pain, but...
by pickyourheadup
27 Dec 2010, 17:58
Forum: Fitness
Topic: Lower Back Pain (especially when shooting or bending forward
Replies: 9
Views: 10460

I had the same injury, for which I posted a list of exercises and stretches to do:

viewtopic.php?p=194276#194276
by pickyourheadup
23 Dec 2010, 18:21
Forum: Freestyle Soccer
Topic: My Dream
Replies: 10
Views: 18976

Gahh I remember when I first saw that video, very painful.

Another great EF product isKamalio. His most recent award is South African Freestyle Champion

Good luck man
by pickyourheadup
23 Dec 2010, 18:15
Forum: Skills
Topic: training with smaller sized ball
Replies: 2
Views: 2757

when im dribbling, juggling and practicing control if this will help than using a size 5. Thanks Did you mean MORE than using a size 5? If so, then the answer is no. Using what you actually use in the game is the best way to train. A tennis ball will help finetune your touch, ground technique, cont...
by pickyourheadup
22 Dec 2010, 23:51
Forum: Skills
Topic: Why does he get backspin?
Replies: 1
Views: 2716

His "shots" are more like crosses. He is leaning too far back and away from the ball and striking it more underneath than head on. The kind of shot you're looking for is more of a drive. Try these pointers: -Keep your knee over the ball -Lock your ankle -Strike the ball in the Center-Middl...
by pickyourheadup
19 Dec 2010, 20:24
Forum: Skills
Topic: How to build a good foundation?
Replies: 2
Views: 2067

Start with the mechanics/ technical side of any skill you are working on. Begin with easy to learn drills and gradually move on to others, building upon skills you've mastered. As H2H said already, many of those drills can be found in the featured articles section. There are also great guides in the...
by pickyourheadup
18 Nov 2010, 17:24
Forum: Tactics
Topic: Indecisive when in Possesion
Replies: 9
Views: 4601

A good way to get over this is to keep playing a lot. Experience will alllow you to play and think faster. Studying tactics will also help your overall understanding of the game, flow of play, when to make what pass, when to dribble, etc. http://www.expertfootball.com/coaching/tactics.php -Watching ...
by pickyourheadup
11 Nov 2010, 19:05
Forum: Skills
Topic: Passing control
Replies: 22
Views: 10829

NewBornProdigy wrote:Wall and ball... its all you need my man
Shanghai, try using these two guides in conjunction with each other:

Ball Anatomy Guide: viewtopic.php?p=196782#196782

Wall Drills Guide: http://www.expertfootball.com/gossip/answer.php?qid=535
by pickyourheadup
21 Oct 2010, 11:42
Forum: Fitness
Topic: Meniscus injury rehab help....
Replies: 13
Views: 4716

the doc tell you to strengthen quads and hamstrings or something along those lines? Yup, exactly that. It's good that you're taking your injury seriously and not trying to play through the pain. Ask your doctor what vitamins would help your injury. Mine said none of them would really help with a me...