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  • 5 Soccer Strength and Power Training Tips

    harness soccer sprint

    August 13, 2014 By Mat Herold

    Soccer players are notorious for shunning the weight room.  This is a mistake on so many levels (like getting faster, staying healthy, not getting bitched off the ball, etc.).   Without a doubt, skill is what the game is all about, but athleticism is needed in order to execute the skills in the game.     […]

  • Soccer Speed vs. Soccer Quickness

    Fast: notice the muscularity for force output

    August 13, 2014 By Mat Herold

    Soccer is a sport that requires a balance of many physical qualities.  Soccer players need quickness, power, speed, the ability to change directions well, coordination, flexibility, muscular strength, muscular endurance,  and stamina of the heart and lungs.  Each of those attributes have distinct relationships with one another.   For now, I would like to define […]

  • Knee Injuries In The Soccer Player

    knee hab

    August 13, 2014 By Mat Herold

    Soccer player with knee pain?  I hope not.       Considering I’ve had a few lateral meniscectomies, an arthroscopic surgery where the surgeon removes a torn piece of meniscus (cartilage), I thought i would share a new study on soccer players with meniscus injuries.  The study looks at differences in medial and lateral mensiscectomies […]

  • MEN’S HEALTH DECLARES CRISTIANO RONALDO “FITTEST MAN ALIVE”

    ronaldo mens health

    August 12, 2014 By Mat Herold

      The following is from the Fox Soccer Blog and can be found here: http://blog.foxsoccer.com/post/93442582652/mens-health-declares-cristiano-ronaldo-fittest-man   That’s a lot of muscle and not a lot of fat. (Image: @MadridSportsES)   Cristiano Ronaldo is shirtless again — we know, we know, you’re shocked — and this time it’s on the cover of Men’s Health magazine’s September issue. They’ve […]

  • ANOTHER LINE OF WORK: REAL MADRID PLAYERS TRY TO PLAY AMERICAN FOOTBALL

    Ronaldo  getting up

    August 1, 2014 By Mat Herold

    Things that Xabi Alonso, Sergio Ramos, Gareth Bale, Luka Modric and the rest of Real Madrid are good at: Shooting soccer balls Passing soccer balls Heading soccer balls Running a lot Unfortunately for the team, only one of those skills translates to American football, and it showed when they took the field in Michigan: That’s […]