How to get ready for the Edmonton Outdoor Soccer Season

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The Edmonton soccer season is fast approaching and if you're like me, you are probably itching to get out there and play. I have been playing this sport ever since I can remember and one of my goals is to really focus on sport specific conditioning with my clients. Soccer is a team sport that taxes both the aerobic and anaerobic system, and involves lots of multi-planar movement. It requires good endurance, agility, speed, and power. Players will perform short intervals of sprinting at high … [Read more...]

Most Common Soccer Injuries and How to Prevent Them

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There are several ways that someone can get injured in soccer whether it is from a quick change in direction/twisting motion, landing awkwardly, or colliding with another player. Some of the most common injuries seen in soccer players are sprains and strains, typically in the lower extremities. Strains can occur in the adductor muscles, but more commonly in the hamstring from lots of short bursts of sprinting. Sprains occur most often in the ankle, most people refer to it as a rolled ankle. … [Read more...]