Watching this past weekends soccer match between LA Galaxy vs D.C. United, I couldn't help but to admire the conditioning of these men. Two Forty five minute periods of running and sprinting. Great athletes playing a very graceful game.
I couldn't help but to think that if soccer players Incorporated intense weight training along with the training needed to function skillfully on the pitch, what a near perfect athlete you could have. As with boxing I believe these athletes would greatly benefit from H.I.G.T, to combine soccer training with an intense and well thought out weight training program focusing on explosive power, speed, reflexes and improved overall functional fitness. Heavy weights and multiple exercises performed with little to no rest. Recruiting maximum type 2 muscle fibers. All it would take is one high profile player to commit to this type of training and the results would recruit a whole sport ready to be faster and stronger then ever.