Developing a strong core
is crucial for soccer
players who are constantly moving, sprinting, jumping and changing directions on the pitch. Medicine ball work is a great tool to develop power and general control through the core muscles. Strengthening the obliques is important for players as they rely on those muscles to constantly shield and turn away from their defender.
Abby Wambach's Med Ball Combo is great explosive training
for any soccer player looking to strengthen their core.
Medicine Ball Oblique Rotation
- Squeeze med ball between knees- Keep back and shoulders flat on ground and arms out to sides- Rotate body, touching outside knee to ground- Variation: perform exercise with straight legs and med ball between feetSets/Reps: 4x5 each side
Med Ball Sit-Up Throw,
:- Start in Sit-Up position four feet from partner or wall- Engage hip flexors and abs to generate power- Follow through with arms upon releasing ballSets/Reps: 4x5
Check out: Abby Wambach Power and Stability Workout