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Using Single Leg Box Squats for ACL Injuries

Single leg squat exercises serve as a tremendous asset for soccer players that are returning from an ACL injury. This is because the exercise involves a combination of strength, mobility, and stability of both the hip and knee.

Two Ways to Run Faster

Every soccer player strives for speed. And most spend hours in the gym or on the pitch getting faster through speed drills and weight lifting. But you can't forget about flexibility.

Can Knee Straps Decrease Patellar Tendonitis?

The research seems to indicate so. Studies have emerged supporting the use of patellar tendon knee straps to reduce patellar tendonitis. 
 

Understanding Osgood Schlatter's Disease

Osgood Schlatter's Disease is one of the most common knee injuries among youth soccer athletes. Although it is rarely surgical, it is often a nagging and at times debilitating pathology with a capacity to sideline a soccer player for quite some time.

Two Great And Simple Leg Exercises

Performing leg strength and stability exercises are key components to improving performance and limiting injuries on the soccer field. In today's busy youth sports world with club and high school practices and games, private training and let's not forget school, time can become a factor.

Quick Injury Prevention Exercise

Use this quick exercise as part of your warm-ups.   Its great for getting your hip rotator and gluteal muscles.  These muscles are important for ACL and groin injury prevention 

ACL Prevention and Soccer Fitness

 While you can never completely eliminate an athlete's chances of injury, you can take certain measures to at least make the body more tolerant to the physical stresses competitive soccer places on it. That's why incorporating injury prevention into your soccer fitness program is key.

Eccentric Strength Can Help Prevent Patellar Tendonitis

One of the best ways to prevent patellar tendonitis is to make eccentric strengthening a mandatory part of your soccer fitness or injury prevention program. This holds true, especially for younger soccer athletes that are going through their growth spurts and at the same time playing an enormous amount of soccer with very little rest.

Split Squat Variation To Prevent Soccer Injuries

Split Squats are a great exercise to strengthen your legs. But if you're a soccer player, you will need an additional challenge that protects your knees from injury as well as strengthens your legs. Adding band resistance to your split squats is a great way to to do so.

Lunge to Press

The lunge to press exercise is an effective exercise to generate single leg strength and upper body strength. This can be considered a progression from the basic lunge exercise. This exercise can be incorporated into your overall training circuit.

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