Learn How Carli Lloyd Developed World Cup Goal-Scoring Power

Watch how Carli Lloyd developed the lower body strength to lead Team USA to a victory over Japan in the Women's World Cup.

The United States Women's National Soccer Team made the Finals of the World Cup look like a field day against Japan, beating them 5-2. If you weren't paying attention, you might have missed the four goals the U.S. team scored in less than 16 minutes of the first half. Three of those goals were tallied by midfielder Carli Lloyd.

Lloyd's hat trick secured the third Cup title for the U.S. women's squad, the first team in history to do so; and the victory ended the drought since America's last cup win in 1999. Lloyd received the Golden Ball award as the best player in the 2015 FIFA World Cup.

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Based on the time STACK spent with the women's national team, it's no wonder that Lloyd is a goal-scoring machine. Team members do lots of lower-body movements, including Single-Leg RDLs and Single-Leg Box Jumps, to develop strength and power.

In the video above, watch Lloyd perform these exercises; and in the video below, witness the three goals she scored in the World Cup final, including the incredible bomb she dropped from the midfield line to show off her leg power.

 


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