4 workouts to level up your soccer training plan
Did you know over 1 billion people tune in to watch the Women’s World Cup? That’s right, BILLION. Add in an estimated 270 million participants around the globe, and you start to understand why they call soccer ‘the world game’.
If you’re ready for kick-off, we’re drawing on the combined superpowers of cross-training and the women of Centr to deliver your ultimate soccer workout plan.
You never know – a World Cup call up could be closer than you think.
Pilates for mobility and precision
To reach for the big kicks in soccer, it’s super important that your hip flexors are strong and mobile, and your glutes have the power to follow through.
This workout with Centr expert Sylvia Roberts and Elsa Pataky will help you target those muscles, and Pilates in general is a great addition to your routine for mobility, precision and maintaining an injury-free body.
HIIT HIRT Strength for serious leg strength
Surging down the field, kicking a penalty (and saving a penalty), making a challenge for the ball – it all requires serious propulsive power from your legs.
Load up the weights and focus on your lower body to build up your leg strength with our strength expert Ingrid Clay.
PowerFlow yoga for stamina
Soccer demands staying power. The average professional will run 7-10 miles in a game, so having solid breathing techniques in your arsenal could definitely give your performance a boost.
Tahl’s hybrid yoga style (which also incorporates functional, strength and cardio work) will amp up your breathing power and flexibility. If you’re new to yoga, follow the modifications and give the mindfulness practice at the end a go – so you can bring your mental best to the pitch, too.
HILIT for impact-free strength
While Alexz gives your joints a break with this high-intensity, low-impact workout, she’ll be revving up the strength in your glutes and those small stabilizer muscles that give you your balance.
So the next time an opponent attempts to tackle you and steal the ball, there’s no way they’ll be breaking through that rock-solid wall.
Fluffy yellow balls more your speed? We have your tennis workout plan covered, too.
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