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    anyone have any good exersises for footballers [soccer players]

    i play striker and take free kicks so i need a strong shot... any suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by b0ndz View Post
    anyone have any good exersises for footballers [soccer players]

    i play striker and take free kicks so i need a strong shot... any suggestions?
    Like beckham did at the Football Stadium the other night?

    I'm not a soccer player but I have often thought plyometrics would be an advantage for a striker, basically you train with explosive movements which focus more on your core strength...thats my take, anyone else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rooboy_25 View Post
    Like beckham did at the Football Stadium the other night?

    I'm not a soccer player but I have often thought plyometrics would be an advantage for a striker, basically you train with explosive movements which focus more on your core strength...thats my take, anyone else?
    YEAHH :P exactly like beckham did ..

    i want the tat his go on his back aswell lol...

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    As said above explosive movements and agility training will help you with speed off the mark and quick turns etc.

    In terms of a powerful shot building your muscles up will help but your technique will be the main thing, i've seen little guys with powerful shots and 6'5 keepers who can hardly get the ball off the floor.

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    shauns right a powerful shot is all technique, you have to remember to use your entire body in a kick not just your legs.

    Like how your taught to punch from the foot up and twist your entire body into it before your move your arm
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    i play rightback for my sunday league team and our striker who has a very powerful shot always trains his ass muscles( Glutes ) and says tha helps him with his power buh relli the only honest and definat advise is follow thru with your shot just drive thru the ball if your back leg comes off the floor naturallly wen u shoot you no thats the perfect technique

    And my other bit of advise for you is do some agility training i hate it wen a person who can turn on a six pence comes up against me and normally leads me to foul him to stop him and try doing HIIT to give yourself the overall fitness you will need and this will help you with the short bursts
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    Hey guys I play soccer and do a lot of cardio so I was wondering if it was possible to gain an effective amount of muscle mass/strength while running almost everyday. I know that for the most part, cardio has a negative impact of the gaining of muscle.

    I've got a handle on my explosive movement/sprint training I just need some pointers about strenth and lean muscle mass.

    Right now my workout split is the push/pull routine
    1 Chest/Tri
    2 Legs
    3 Rest
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    5 Back/Bi
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    My questions are is it still possible to make gains in the gym despite all the cardio and if so, should I rearrange them or change the number of reps higher of lower.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by b0ndz View Post
    anyone have any good exersises for footballers [soccer players]

    i play striker and take free kicks so i need a strong shot... any suggestions?
    Cardio fitness will help of course.

    However for a striker explosive power is as important. A look at any match will show you how important that first two yards is for your position. The ability to move quickly to top speed from standing will give you a massive advantage over a defender.

    Springing ability too will help in the air.

    Overall body strength will help hold off an opponent when your on the ball, will help you get free when being marked tightly and when you have got goalside of your man keep him the right side of your body in relation to the ball.

    Speed and Agility training and Jump drills should be a must for your training.
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    I played at quite a high level, and I have to agree with these lot. It really is mostly in your technique. I only ever had problems (I am a centre back) when a striker could turn quickly, and was very quick over 20yards, so Plyometrics should help with this to a certain extent. Arsenal players do lots of Plyometric exercises, and you can tell, because there are very few players who arent quick in that team.

    Also because you are coming up against some big centre backs, its going to important that you dont get pushed around easily, so building up some upper body strength should be high in your priorities. However that depends on what sort of striker you are...Thierry Henry or Duncan Ferguson... haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by rooboy_25 View Post
    ....I have often thought plyometrics would be an advantage for a striker, basically you train with explosive movements which focus more on your core strength...thats my take, anyone else?
    i'll agree with this .
    when i was younger and played , i found plyometrics a massive help.... once the pain in the legs was gone that is!
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    When I used to play soccer our coach had a good exercise. We took a padded wrap (one that will fit around your ankle) we would then tie a dumbell to the other end and do standing leglifts.

    We stood in a door way that way you have the frame you can grab on each side for support, we would raise our leg as far back as we could and then raise it as far as possible out in front of you. The end goal was to be able to get your leg straight out in front of you ata 90 degree angle.

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    Bondz all you need to do practice taking free kicks.
    As for things to practice as a forward, you should practice explosive type training.
    Also, as a forward you need to be strong on the ball, so extra strength from weight training is important.

    How old are you?

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    I coach high school soccer and the best advice I have for creating power in your shot is to land on the foot you shoot with. That will ensure that you're driving your entire leg through the ball and not just chopping or reaching at the ball.
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