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What type of exercises should I be doing as a soccer player?
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Chinelo Ikpeama
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Stretch!
Stretch your whole body, with special emphasis on your legs, before and after every workout; this will help minimize injury and strains.
You should feel very stretched out before and after every work out. Good exercises include jogging, running, cycling, and anything that puts impact on your legs. Weight training for your legs is good as well. Good luck!

In brief: Stretch!
Stretch your whole body, with special emphasis on your legs, before and after every workout; this will help minimize injury and strains.
You should feel very stretched out before and after every work out. Good exercises include jogging, running, cycling, and anything that puts impact on your legs. Weight training for your legs is good as well. Good luck!
Chinelo Ikpeama
Chinelo Ikpeama
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Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine
In brief: Lower extremity
The focus of exercises for soccer players should generally be on the lower extremities.
A balanced strengthening program of the quads, hamstrings, hip abductors/adductors, calves and ankle area muscles should be instituted. Stretching of the quads, hams and hip flexors are also important. Acl-prevention programs are particulary important for female soccer players, as the risk of acl tear is high.

In brief: Lower extremity
The focus of exercises for soccer players should generally be on the lower extremities.
A balanced strengthening program of the quads, hamstrings, hip abductors/adductors, calves and ankle area muscles should be instituted. Stretching of the quads, hams and hip flexors are also important. Acl-prevention programs are particulary important for female soccer players, as the risk of acl tear is high.
Dr. Frank Holmes
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