Improve Muscle Strength & Endurance Soccer is a game of constant movement, focus and concentration. Having the muscle strength and endurance to perform at a high level throughout the game/match will help a soccer player advance both physically and mentally. The Kinetic Bands will challenge the athlete to work harder; working to increase their strength and endurance level during every set and every rep.
The multidirectional movements and cutting patterns inherent in soccer place great demands on the lower body and core. What is often overlooked is the strength and balance of the supporting leg, which is needed to allow the kicking leg to optimally strike the ball. Large ranges of lower body motion are required, making flexibility of the lower body another key area of focus for soccer players.
Muscular strains and tendinitis are common in soccer players. Minimising the risk of injuries involving the two-joint muscles (in this case, muscles that cross both the hip and knee, including the groin, hamstrings, and quadriceps) requires careful emphasis on not only the concentric (shortening) phase of the training program but also the eccentric (lengthening) phase. Additionally, ensuring that both the quadriceps and hamstrings are addressed to ensure proper muscle balance is essential.
Use these exercises as a full workout by performing 3 sets of each or use it as a warm up for soccer training or before a match.