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Football Fitness Wimbledon

Turn your gym strength into energy and speed on the pitch and get stuck in to the opposition. Read the following article and get more information about that.

Esporta Health & Fitness Clubs Plc
020 85451717
21-33 Worple Road
London

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Christophers Squash & Fitness
020 89464636
Wimbledon Stadium
London

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Results Health & Fitness Ltd
020 84171931
594-596 Kingston Road
London

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Browns Fitness Club
020 85427884
127-129 High St Colliers Wood
London

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Vitality Centre
020 88714677
Alexander House
London

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K C S Enterprises Ltd
020 82555401
Southside Common
London

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Cannons Health & Fitness Ltd
020 89479627
31-37 The Broadway
London

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Bodyfirm
020 72222700
47 Marsham Road
London

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Cannons Health & Fitness Ltd
020 88741155
King Georges Park
London

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Holmes Place Health Club
020 82466676
Wellington House
London

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If you want to improve your football fitness then turning out for the Dog and Duck once a week isn’t really going to cut it. You need functional strength and power, and explosive, plyometric exercises are the best way to build this. ‘The reactive power of a Premier League footballer is phenomenal,’ says Everton’s head of sports science Dave Billows. ‘I’ve worked with lots of athletes, including sprinters, and footballers can accelerate over the first 20 metres faster than anyone. The first five metres are so important in football because if your pick-up isn’t quick enough, you aren’t going to keep hold of the ball.’

But getting off the mark with lightning speed can play havoc with your joints. This means to avoid injury you need to follow a dynamic warm-up that fully activates your stabilising muscles in a controlled zone. ‘At Everton, we do “pre-habilitation” to prevent injuries,’ says Billows. ‘A lot of the strength work we do is designed to tighten up the joints, and to give them more resistance to the forces they’ll be exposed to during a match. You need flexibility but you need it under control.’

Workout to build a better sprint:

  • Plyometric box leap
  • Slec sprint
  • Lateral lunge run

Pre-match warm-up:

  • Lateral knee roll
  • Lateral step
  • Running squat brake

Football skill:

  • Lay-off header and shot

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