17 May Why Soccer Players Need Strong Hips (And How To Build Them)
The hips are the foundation to high performance soccer.
And as long as they are strong, injuries are reduced, and sport specific actions are improved.
Shooting, cutting, passing, sprinting, decelerating and accelerating, and jumping all involve durable, powerful hips.
And in order to optimize these, players must train all muscle groups, add load progressions, and train a few times a week. There’s only so much lateral mini band walks can do to reduce chance of injury and improve performance.
Here is an article I wrote for Stack.com on training the entirety of the hips:
For more specific programming and movements to build the complete soccer player, get the Total Youth Soccer Fitness Program.