With the final tournament of the Women’s Euro 2017 finally upon us, we decided to take a look at what makes a strong footballer’s physique and how players can best exercise their bodies to achieve maximum results.
Football requires immense speed, strength, agility, endurance and explosiveness, with professional players focusing on building both strength and speed. While you can be as aerobically fit as possible, if you don’t have strong muscles, you won’t go very far – the basic rule is, the stronger you are, the faster you’ll be. So bear this mind and do not focus exclusively on building aerobic capacities, but include strength and plyometric sessions in your workout. Visit your local David Lloyd Club for your fitness training.
Here are a few areas to focus on and develop:
Footballers need a strong aerobic base to make sure they’re fit enough to play a whole game well. This is vital as top players can run up to 13kms a game!
Strength is the foundation of power and speed in footballers. It is necessary to withstand attacks from opponents, while it also helps with explosiveness, balance, agility and recovery.
Building core strength is important as every move in football engages the core. Strengthening this area also helps prevent injury.
Speed & Agility
Football happens at a dizzying speed these days, and it is vital players are quick. These skills can be built with various exercises and drills.
Visit your local David Lloyd Club for your fitness training.