Strength Training for Soccer [NOOK Book]

Overview

One false step and a grimace of pain gives the game away. Muscle tears, tendon and joint injuries belong to soccer like studs to soccer shoes. Many of these injuries are preventable, in particular by better preparation of the leg muscles. A soccer player's muscles must be strong enough to withstand a game that includes short sprints, sudden stops and scissor movements, which push the knees and surrounding areas to the limit. Functional strength training prepares the muscles specifically for these demands. ...
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Strength Training for Soccer

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Overview

One false step and a grimace of pain gives the game away. Muscle tears, tendon and joint injuries belong to soccer like studs to soccer shoes. Many of these injuries are preventable, in particular by better preparation of the leg muscles. A soccer player's muscles must be strong enough to withstand a game that includes short sprints, sudden stops and scissor movements, which push the knees and surrounding areas to the limit. Functional strength training prepares the muscles specifically for these demands. Match-fit muscles not only make you a better player, they are also the best way of protecting tendons and joints.

Strength Training for Soccer shows exercises to train the soccer player's most important muscles presented in an easily understandable form. There are also exercises to improve flexibility and joint mobility.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841268583
  • Publisher: Meyer Meyer Sports
  • Publication date: 12/1/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 17 MB
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Meet the Author

Ralf Meier has been working in the field of fitness and health for almost 25 years, e.g. as Director of a Wellness Club and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Sport & Fitness. Many of his articles have been translated into several languages. In his leisure time he is a regular runner and a frequent visitor to a sports studio. He also helps his brother prepare for Ironman and marathon events.
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Table of Contents


Athleticism in Soccer     8
Problem Areas     11
Achilles Tendons     12
The Muscles     14
Squats     17
Execution     18
In Focus...     20
Performance Improvement     22
Boost Your Game     26
The Recovery Factor     28
Active or Passive     29
In Focus...     32
Optimal Training - Fewer Injuries     34
Imbalances     37
Correcting Imbalances     39
Goal Setting     39
Starting Out is Easy     40
Training Programs     41
Variety     43
In Focus...     44
Short Program to Do at Home     46
Maximal Strength Test     49
The Short Program     50
Warming Up     51
The Exercises     52
Overview of the Short Program     64
Strength Training in the Gym     66
Muscle Training for Soccer Players     68
The Exercises     69
The Programs     94
Range of Movement     97
Beginner's Program     98
Muscle BuildingTraining     100
Maximal Strength Training     104
Recovery Training     106
In Focus...     108
Muscle Nutrition     110
Super-food for Muscles     113
Carbohydrates     114
Eating right     117
Protein - the Building Block     120
Totally Fat-free?     122
A Couple of Beers After the Game     123
In Focus...     124
Photo Credits     126
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