am i doing a good workout for making faster footwork?

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brettchelsea9
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am i doing a good workout for making faster footwork?

Post by brettchelsea9 » 20 May 2009, 19:32

my work out starts with me taking little jog then i stretch. then i do some ladders for about 5 minutes then kick a ball around just warm up. then i do stand still scissors for 5 minutes every time i hit the ball i do 10 push ups and 10 leg lift scissors(every time i add 1). then i take a 20 min jog with a ball doing moves. then i come back and i do more of the stand still scissors.

then every day i make every thing +1. like scissors 6 minutes and etc.
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Post by John_Bob » 21 May 2009, 03:02

I have done similar training to increase quickness and footwork and it worked well for me. One thing you must remember is that you must put 100% into the ladder exercises and scissors or it will not be as effective. Also instead of timing yourself on the ladder you should do a set number of exercises, I don't really know if it makes a difference but that's the way I do it. You might also want to add in some short sprints and cuts with the ball (more like game situations) instead of jogging and doing moves (not very realistic) this would also be a lot quicker as you would do it for a shorter duration.

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Post by brettchelsea9 » 21 May 2009, 13:30

thank you so what your saying is do set number of things not timed and give 100%. so instead of a jog i should do quick sprints almost like suicides?
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Post by Rocky » 21 May 2009, 15:34

Yeah, John_Bob is right. You need to do it with 100% and you need to be fresh when you do it, not fatigued. So make sure to rest allot before and after you do these exercises, that way you are capeable of giving 100% everytime.

The ladder drils and ''standing still'' scissors are helpful for quick feet improvement, I agree. As I remember right, Ronaldo9 used to do those scissors as a kid.

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Post by MUFC1994 » 21 May 2009, 20:06

ya sounds good, but suicides are more for endurance. For the short sprints Set up two cones 20 yards apart.

X= cone


X--------------------------------------20 yards---------------X
start cone End Cone

Start at the start cone and sprint 100% to the end cone, walk back to the start. Don't jog or sprint back because you need to rest to be able to perform at 100%. Repeat 5 times.

O and I wouldn't do stationary stepovers for 5 minutes non stop because thats more endurance, try doing like ten sets of 20 if you wnat faster feet
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Post by brettchelsea9 » 22 May 2009, 12:58

wow! u no whats funny about that last part u said thats exactly what i just started doing. thank you very much
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Post by Kakasgotskillz » 23 May 2009, 00:27

With ladder, just as John_Bob said you need a fresh routine. That at the same time will tire you out and work you to a good sweat. A good 30-40 minute ladder routine twice a week or so is good enough. Also, your ballwork lacks intensity, just jogging without any aim won't do your footwork much good, maybe just act as good cardio. You need something more hardcore (sprints with ball, etc.) for faster improvement.

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Post by brettchelsea9 » 26 May 2009, 20:15

also are agility hurdles good? i am thinking of making them
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Post by Kakasgotskillz » 26 May 2009, 22:30

Agility hurdles serve pretty much the same purpose as ladders (stepping through, jumping across, etc.) so all you need is a ladder. Youtube up some ladder drills, all of them benefit your footwork one way or another (even the ones not relating specifically to soccer).

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Post by brettchelsea9 » 28 May 2009, 00:37

also for what i am doing what drills are best on the ladder???? just plain high knee or like karaoke
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