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There is a lot of talk about specific strength training for goalkeepers today, highlighting its extreme importance in improving performance and preventing injuries. We hear and read information about working with weights, eccentric work with isoinertial machines, upper body work, etc. But do we really know how all these forces converge in the body, how the force is related from the leg during a collapse save to the hand that deflects the ball? Here’s the real secret to improving the efficiency of force transfer from all vectors: CORE work.
The goalkeeper’s performance, like that of any other athlete, depends on his or her conditional capacity. Below, we explain the importance of developing strength in the vertical vector to improve the performance of our goalkeepers in the jump, a key concept in the vast majority of aerial actions, and we show three exercises that we consider basic to develop this ability.
In the following article we debunk a false myth: The strength a goalkeeper is able to develop is not only a consequence of the ability of his muscles to generate tension. It also depends, almost as much, on the ability of his tendons to become rigid and store elastic-explosive energy. This concept is known as “stiffness”.
After talking about unstable surfaces and giving a few pointers on how to use them, in this article we take a closer look at how the goalkeeper’s body works and how to enhance his skills to create a goalkeeper who is much more conditionally prepared.
In today’s article we will go in depth in the effect and types of unstable surfaces we can find in the market. We will also give you some ideas on how to use them in order to give more context to the conditioning training of the goalkeeper.
Have you ever trained your goalkeepers with a flashing light system? What was your purpose? Do you think you really achieved it? In today’s article we will talk about the aim (maybe wrong) of this piece of equipment that is coming into vogue.
In today’s post we give some thought to current strength training for goalkeepers and let us suggest some interesting concepts we further analyse in future articles.
We are living through a global pandemic! That means we cannot train as much as we would like. However, everybody hopes that all this shall soon pass. When all this is over, we will need to be very careful when managing and quantifying optimal training loads after being sedentary for so long.
Many of you have for some time been asking for some strength routine to perform with your goalkeepers before starting the training sessions in the field. This is a brief warming up focused on strength, where we look for acceleration – deceleration and movement quality.
How many times do you start your sessions or focus your tasks on improving these kinds of contents? Goalkeeping coaches usually make use of motor skill drills to work and improve technical sides but… What methodological criteria do you follow, and which are your corrections?
The motricity in goalkeeper training is necessary, even further if possible if we talk about base football stages. How to work it and create the ideal exercises is what we want to show you in this article. A brief reflection about how to structure your motor tasks according to your objectives.
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