Category Archives: Soccer physical preparation

Post-game recovery techniques in modern football/soccer (Current science and top coaches’ common sense)

Howdy, “Elite” sport requires high-volume and high-intensity training that inevitably induces neuromuscular fatigue detrimental for physical performance. Improving recovery processes is, therefore, fundamental and to this, a wide variety of recovery modalities could be proposed. In this comprehensive article, I will try to mention everything you need to know on this interesting topic (with my

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Are Olympic lifts the best choice to improve performance?

Howdy, The Olympic lifts are very popular for athletic development (especially in the USA). And, as many other exercises, there is always pros and cons. It seems that conventional strength and power (back squat and loaded jumps) and machine-based strength and power (“Smith” machine squat and loaded “Smith” machine jumps) training both outperform Olympic weightlifting

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What do legs need for soccer? (Let’s keep it short and simple)

Howdy, I see a lot of misunderstandings about legs training in soccer and other team sports, as well as in track & field. Things are so simple – max strength, strength speed/power and plyo is everything your legs need for intermittent high intensity running sports (sports games especially; I will write down nothing about conditioning

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R. Verheijen vs American physical preparation philosophy (random thoughts and potential solutions)

Howdy, In this article, I would like to touch “pros and cons” topics in short and try to find some mistakes both sides maybe make (maybe it sounded a bit arrogant, but I am going to present just my humble opinion to you). Mr. Raymond Verheijen’s (Australian, Portuguese, Spanish… football school – or similar) philosophy

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