The funny thing is I wouldn't even be able to recognize these dudes if their Bentleys and hoards of screaming groupies ran me over in the street.
But they still email me.
I'm not what you would call the biggest soccer fanbut that doesn't mean I can't accurately answer their questions - or a least try *wink*
One of them emailed me last week with the following,
I am hoping you can give me some suggested exercises for my hamstringsquadricepsand glutes. I want to introduce my legs into my circuitbut don't want to pre-exhaust my legs for my indoor soccer games on Thursday and Sunday. Thoughts?'
Great questionthere are so many different exercises and options for youbut we can hit all these muscle groups in 3 exercises!
Let's put it together for youshall we...
Timing For Exercises:
For maximal recovery try to strength training 48 hours before your soccer match. That means try to exercise on either MondayTuesdayand/or Fridays.
Weight VS. Body Weight:
Both will work for the exercises we choosebut if you are really concerned with pre-fatiguing the muscles stick with body weighted exercises.
Sets & Reps:
Add new exercises slowly and gradually to your program (think 1 or 2 sets)since you are using your body weight you can also add more reps to increase the challenge.
Noplease do not try the pictured exercise above...though it looks tempting!