How Much Weight Should I Lift?

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One of the main questions we get asked during the early stages of training (early off-season, younger athletes, etc.) is, “How much weight should I be lifting in these exercises?” This post will give you insight, and hopefully guide you through a safe progression towards developing a strong base of athletic strength. Getting Started: During

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Understanding Complexes

In our Athletic Strength Training manual we often use complexes to help build both confidence and endurance. We place them strategically throughout each phase, when we want to build muscular endurance or prep the athlete for a more complicated exercise that will be introduced in the next phase. We have dozens of complexes, and in this post I

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3 Types of Soccer Skill Development

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There are 3 types of trainable skill in our approach to soccer development. Physical Skill Technical Skill Tactically Applied Skill Our online training programs have hundreds of drills organized into a progressive program that will take your game to incredible new levels. Here is how the programs are organized… Complete SoccerFIT Training Manual – Player

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Training Programs on Your Phone

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One of the best ways to view our online training programs is on your smart phone or tablet. To view your programs from your phone, go to AthleteFIT.com and click the three bars in the upper right hand corner (shown in the first image), this gives you a drop down menu (second image). From here choose

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Movement Training and Early Specialization

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To create confident, competitive, skillful athletes we first need to establish a very strong foundation in dynamic balance, rhythmic footwork and an understanding of how to quickly reposition the body to gain a competitive advantage. Coordination is key to mastering any skill, and many young players are lacking this foundational component of sports mastery. Movement

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Interval Training on the Cybex Arc Trainer

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We use the Cybex Arc Trainer for many different types of training (strength/power, aerobic endurance, muscular endurance, etc.), but selecting a target resistance can sometimes be tricky. In a training environment we like to use the Constant Power mode for our repeated intervals, as it gives us a consistent measurable number which we use to

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Workout Ideas: Cybex Bravo Functional Warm Up

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This weeks workout idea is on the using the Cybex Bravo as a functional warm up device… Start off by loading up the weight stack with a moderate load (probably heavier than you think – I used 25% of my body weight), grab the handle and walk away from the Bravo to give yourself some room. Let the cable

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