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Level 1 Quadruped Exercise for All Players.

Imagine having a table with 3 legs.This table would not be too sturdy. Now, lets turn you into the table with 3 legs.This way your core has to work to stabilize your body.Having a strong base for your arms and legs to move is crucial for the production and transfer of power, and for injury prevention.

Core Series For Soccer Players

Are you doing enough core exercises? Are you doing the right ones? This simple core series will provide you with the necessary pelvic stability to produce a more powerful kick, allow you to ward off defenders and improve your agility on the soccer field. The program can be performed at the practice field, in the gym or at home

Core Exercise For Goalkeepers

This is a great one for goalkeepers. It's simple but very effective in developing some basic core strength. The goal for you here is to be able to use your upper body while keeping your trunk stable. All you need is a strong band for resistance.

Variety For Core Strengthening

This is a great functional exercise for the advanced athlete that wants to add a little variety to core strengthening. Many athletes can get complacent and often times neglect to progress their planks. The soccer athlete will benefit here because it involves core strengthening while working on your knee drive and acceleration.

Prevent Soccer Injuries In A Fun Way

Let's face it. As important as injury prevention is, it can be downright boring. But it doesn't always have to be if you have a teammate to work with. Whenever you get a chance, work on injury prevention together with a teammate or as a group. It keeps your energy level high and maintains your focus. 

Enhance Core Exercises with a Squeeze Ball

A ton of emphasis has been placed on core training over the last few years. The idea of stabilizing "the core" to allow the extremities to become more stable and powerful has gained attention in the sports performance and medical field recently and has become a hot topic

Bump up your planks with these advanced band moves

Are you ready to advance your plank moves and add some instability with a resistance band? Plank moves are great for core stability because they require your body to maintain a neutral spine while being unsupported by a bench or the ground. Spinal health, shoulder and hip stability and core control should be part of your weekly program. Planks by themselves are difficult but if you are ready for the added challenge, try these movements with a resistance band.

Using circle ball drills for core stability and strengthening adductors

This is a great exercise for engaging the low abdominal muscles and the adductors at the same time.

Core Strengthening Exercises

The concept of "core strength" has come into popularity recently and it is important to understand the actual function of the “core”.  Core strength is not pure abdominal strength from thousands of crunches.  True core strength involves the entire spine and pelvis, the shoulder joints, the hip joints and muscles of the abdomen and trunk.  These sections of your body work in unison for balance, postural stability and maintaining control should you fall, slide or hit the ground.  Being able to activate these body parts will help prevent injury and allow you to fend off an opponent.

Stabilize Your Landing After a Header

Landing with a solid base of support after heading a ball is key to being able to accelerate into the proper position on the field. The Jump, Push and Land Drill will help you stabilize your landing and decrease the incidence of injury.