This Soccer-Inspired Workout Can Whip You Into Shape

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[tps_header]Soccer is one the most popular sports across the globe. I started kicking the soccer ball around when I was 3, and played competitively for 18 years. It is one the best sports to play in your youth, as it instills the value of teamwork, determination, metal fortitude, and hard work early on. And let’s be honest, the athletic skill and execution that is expected each and every time you lace up is no joke. I was in the best shape of my life when I was playing soccer 6 days a week for hours on end.

Soccer is all about core stability, agility, power, and speed. With all of these elements in play, is it inevitable that you will be dribbling fast, scoring goals, and winning big. Whether you like soccer or not, the workout below will whip you (& your bod) into shape in no time. GOAL![/tps_header]

[tps_title] Core Stability [/tps_title]

Squats

Squats - Soccer workout | Fabletics Blog

Start in a wide stance with toes turned out. Squat to the center, stand up, pivot your feet to the left, and lunge down. Pivot back to the center for a sumo squat and repeat on the right side.

 

Inchworm Walkout

Inchworm walkout - soccer workout | Fabletics Blog

Begin standing, hinge from the hips, and walk the hands into a plank. Stabilize the core and keep hips in line with the shoulders as you lift the left foot and place outside of the left hand. Hold for 3 – 5 seconds. Step the foot back to plank and repeat on the right side.

Do each move for an entire minute, 2 rounds

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Amy
Amy

This is a great addition to the site!  Might I suggest videos instead of photos, though?  

Hollaye
Hollaye

It would be really helpful to have 2-3 pictures to show the transitions as I can't figure some of them out or when you have words like "skaters" hyperlink it to a definition or a link that shows what it means ...

Thx

Hollaye