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The faster you push or pull the bar, the more muscle fiber you recruit. Step down from the box and repeat. The higher the box, the harder this drill.

After all, speed is strength. He was so receptive to this training.

Land with both feet on the box your knees bent to absorb the impact. Stand up completely to get full range of motion in the legs while you lower your arms by your sides. Strength training and power training will build strength and power, two very necessary components for speed, a vital skill in soccer.

Four Essential Beginners Strength Training Exercises Kelly Turner is a fitness writer and contributor, personal trainer and social media and marketing consultant. Begin the lift by simultaneously pushing through your heels and extending through the knees and waist, being careful to keep your back straight through out.

Keeping your weight on your front heel and your chest up, flex at the knee and the hips to lower into the squat. In order to use the machine and make it work, the machine locks you into a specific plane of motion eliminating a key component to functional sports-specific training.

Pause, then slowly lower the barbell back to the ground, keeping the back straight, bending at the hips and then the knees. If you lack access to a trap bar, use a straight bar, but strictly adhere to the guidelines above.

Bend at your knees lowering your butt to the floor while you swing your straight arms behind you. Once you catch your balance which will happen quicker with time flex at both knees to lower into a lunge. Keeping your back straight, bend at the hips and knees to lower yourself and grasp the bar, shoulder width apart. Bulgarian Split Squat Stand in a staggered stance with your left foot in front of your right in front of a bench or step that hits you right at knee height. Extend completely through the hips and knees, driving your hips forward against the bar.

Once you catch your balance whichBend at your knees lowering your

In order to be fast, you need to be powerful and to be powerful you need to train using powerful moves. When the goal is not to gain size, strength training becomes very specific. The movement should be explosive but controlled. Your left foot should be directly underneath your right hip, or a few inches in front.