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If you’re a parent in Abu Dhabi you might be wondering how to add a bit more fitness to your kid’s lifestyles. Football in Abu Dhabi is a great sport which is loved by many children. We asked a professional football personal trainer for his top 5 tips when it comes to being fit for football.
Question: When it comes to ‘football fitness’ what would you say are the top 5 training methods to enhance football fitness?
If you’re goal is to become a professional football player in Abu Dhabi or you are just looking to improve on an amateur level you need to be focusing on these 5 things:
You can have all the football skills in the world but without the endurance to go along with it you’re going to struggle.
Interval training is a popular method in the world of football to help improve VO2 Max.
Combine interval training with a mixture of jogging and maximum sprinting.
Ability to change direction in football is key.
As a football player in Abu Dhabi you need to be able change direction quickly, safely and while keep possession of the ball.
Put some cones down and dribble in and out keeping the ball tight to the feet and time yourself.
Try beat your time each go.
In the game of football sprint speed is now vital no matter what position you play in.
If you are going to be a top player you need to maximize your speed.
It will help with beating players to a lose ball, taking on opponents and for getting back in time to make a crucial goal saving tackle.
Getting in the gym and training your hamstrings and practicing sprinting mechanics etc.
Up there with the other 3 key things in football fitness is core strength and stability.
Core muscles are important for a soccer player as they serve a base for endurance, posture, strength, power, coordination, and reducing likelihood of injury.
Exercises to help strengthen the core can range from squats to TRX movements to as simple as doing the plank.
Last but definitely not one to forget.
Without this in your training programme you probably won’t be able to reach your peak fitness and on the road to getting injured.
Make sure you allow rest times between training and games.
You should make sure your diet is correct and perform exercises to aid in recovery such as foam rolling etc.
Finding the best coach for your kids fitness needs is easy with the UAE Personal Trainers website.
Each personal trainer profile page includes a quick contact form. You can contact the coach direct and they will get back to you as soon as possible.
Use the filter options on the page below to closely match your training goals with the right coach and even select to show male, female or all personal trainers.
The price for personal training in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and RAK can be found on the personal trainer profile page. Each coach has their own price information and training fees. When you contact a PT they will provide full details about price, discounts and promotions.
All personal trainers listed on the UAE Personal Trainers website will provide a free fitness consultation to get a better understanding of your health and fitness goals.
Freelance personal trainers and fitness companies provide PT at home, your gym, outdoors. Online personal training is also an option for many coaches and their clients.