With the world cup starting, many avid fans and recreational players will want to hit the field and emulate their favorite teams and players.
Regardless of your playing status and experience, there are certain soccer-specific drills that will help decrease your risk of injury by improving your body’s stability, endurance, and power. You can do as many squats and leg presses as you want, but it won’t boost your agility and power to help you run for 90 minutes.
These 6 fun exercises will help you do just that! (from top left)*
Push up with a soccer ball 3 sets of 10
Soccer ball toe touches 3 rounds of 20 taps
Dynamic lunge with knee drive 3 sets of 10
Forward/back cone shuffles 5 rounds 30 sec each
Single leg lateral jump 2 sets of 10
Agility ladder runs, do 5 rounds
*Rest one minute between each set of every exercise
All videos courtesy of Equinox’s @furthermore.
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