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    Question How do you Increase Speed and Endurance for Soccer and Swimming?

    I am a swimmer/soccer player, other sports as well but these are my main two, and I want to get better at them. In soccer I have a lot of power, I'm able to launch the ball nearly the length of the whole field with out much build up or even really trying to (I have control issues, working on that too), and speed yet not a lot of endurance--I burn out very quickly (usually out of a 20 min half I'm good up until the 12 min mark). So in this situation I want to get faster and be able to last longer, because whats the point of being fast if you burn out too quickly?

    For swimming I am kind of just looking for workout regs that will help me build up stamina and speed in the pool.
    (I can sprint a 25 yard freestyle in under 15 seconds, record is like 12.5 secs) (Anything longer than 100 yard laps murder me. A 500 yard set takes me about 12 to 14 minutes if I stay focused, and an 1000 takes me about 25 to 28 mins).

    Any one have any ideas on how I can improve?

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    http://www.muscleandstrength.com/wor...h-workout.html try this out should boost your endurance also could up the reps to 15-20
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    to get better at any activity, you need to practice that activity
    if stamina/conditioning is an issue, then that's where you should focus the majority of your effort
    as for control over the long ball, typically the more speed you generate, the further the ball will go. however, accuracy diminishes when you're near the top end of the power spectrum. (examples: place kicker (american football), golf, etc)

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    What dday says. I used to swim for pace a few years ago and interval training also helped. Good luck.

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    If you're looking to decrease those sprint times for your swimming, and set on drylands, try some HIIT. But for distance, you should really do more distance swimming. It's the same advice runners give: train distance for distance.

    A few excersizes I found benificial during my time as a swimmer were pull-ups and leg curls/extensions for front crawl, and when I did breaststroke, some military press and cable hip abductions.

    Your times given for 500/1000 seem to indicate you can maintain the 500 pace for double the distance. You may want to train with someone who can indicate your target pace, because as your distance increases, your splits should probably as well.

 

 

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