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Soccer and your daily fitness

You love soccer and you have decided to give it a chance. What is it that you need to know?  You should know how to run. If you have never tried this, begin now by regulating your breathing and finding a pace that is comfortable for you.


Running in soccer means that you need endurance as well as the ability to develop great speeds very quickly. This is called acceleration and in order to achieve it you need to work on it. Think of it as running as fast as you can and as quickly as you can away from your opponent. Not a bad skill to have, right?


The greatest misunderstanding about acceleration leads to the most frequent mistake young soccer players make. Most think that what makes us go fast is the power generated by our legs.  While our legs do all the work, it is our core that pushes us forward. Our core is the center of power.


To achieve maximum velocity, a soccer player needs to relax all other muscles and focus primarily on the center mass of the body and legs. Therefore, a soccer player is equally concerned with overall form, power, coordination, and speed.


The following article describes a few useful exercises that will bring your soccer game to a new level. Have fun!


(Post by Thomai Serdari)