Top Reads For Soccer Athletes: October 4th Edition

Soccer Training

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The beginning of October will mark the beginning of my bi-monthly (maybe more) top soccer information.  This will include movements, tips, research, nutritional habits, injury prevention techniques, mobility drills, conditioning ideas for in and off-season training, as well as other useful information that would benefit the soccer athlete. Enjoy

Mobility of the Week:  Frontal Plane Dynamic Warm-Up

 

Fitness coach Dave Tenney (Seattle Sounders FC) offers insight into Steve Zakuani’s injury and rehab

http://blogs.seattletimes.com/soundersfc/2013/09/26/fitness-coach-dave-tenney-offers-insight-to-steve-zakuanis-injury-and-rehab/

 

Goal Oriented: 15 Simple Solutions to improving your sleep patterns

by Kevin Miller (fitness coach for the Philadelphia Union)

http://www.philadelphiaunion.com/blog/post/2013/09/30/goal-oriented-15-simple-solutions-improving-your-sleep-patterns

 

Injury Prevention and Core Training:

  • The Value of Blowing Up a Balloon

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2971640/

An absolute must read if you want to get “sciency” about core stability training.

 

A New Perspective on Energy Systems and Performance: Joel Jamieson

http://www.8weeksout.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/A-New-Perspective-On-Energy-Systems-Joel-Jamieson-CVASPS-2011.pdf

You can find awesome information on Joel’s website.  All energy system development  is not created equal.  When I first started working as a physical preparation coach I thought all intervals were relatively the same. BIG MISTAKE.  I would program 20seconds on 40seconds off (15/45s) without taking the time to understand the physiology behind what is really happening.

 

Best,

Matt



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