5 results for month: 02/2017

Simple Core Routine for Soccer Players (or anyone for that matter)

Every now and then I am amazed when our soccer players walk into Beyond Strength Performance proclaiming that their abs are sore because they finished soccer practice the night before with some “extra core” work. And, by extra core work we're talking about crunches, sit-ups, and/or russian twists.... More

Planning For Greatness

 "Expect Greatness By Planning For It"

  I came across this quote recently from my friends at Duktig Brand Company and I love it. Have you ever gone to bed on Sunday night ready to attack your goals for the week ahead only to wake up on Monday morning and feel as if you're being pulled in a thousand different directions. Before you know it the week is attacking you and you're just reacting. Yeah, I hear ya.  Me too.... More

Soccer and Fitness Must Reads: 2/14/17

  I'm heading back to DC this afternoon after five, awesome days in Seattle. I gave a speech on Saturday at the first annual, Seattle Ignited Women Project and then spent a few days hanging with my sister and brother in law. I just finished making my way through some great reads from the past week - here are a few that I want to share with you.... More

Female Soccer Players: Strengthen These 3 Key Areas

Soccer requires us to perform incredible amounts of running, jumping, change of direction, acceleration and deceleration - in other words it is one of the most demanding sports on the body. And, the anterior chain, or front of the body, bears the majority of the stress compared to the backside of the body. ... More

The Real Way To “Train Like A Soccer Pro”

Every time I here the slogan, “Train Like A Pro,” I cringe - as it usually involves an athlete trying to attempt some advanced jump when they can barely land correctly, or a soccer player attempting a very complex “trick,” or skills, when they have a hard time skipping with proper form. I think to myself –

“Am I missing something? This is is not at all how I trained as a pro.”

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