Real Madrid Pre-Derby Training

I recently received an invite to visit Real Madrid prior to an upcoming talk in Dublin and am super stoked to visit one of the most successful and well respected clubs in the world. Long term success is never an accident and should be viewed as the by-product of repeatedly doing things right and focusing on fundamentals. Here’s a great video of the team doing a pre-match training session where there are some nice examples of their warmup routine and physical preparation including the use of hurdles for mobility, maximal effort sprinting, and some well-integrated use of the ball.

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Mike Young

Director of Performance at Athletic Lab
Mike is the Head Fitness Coach for the North Carolina Courage and North Carolina FC. He is also the owner and Director of Performance at Athletic Lab sports performance training center. He previously served as the fitness coach for the Vancouver Whitecaps and Carolina Railhawks. He has a PhD in Biomechanics, an MS in Coaching Science, and a BSS in Exercise Physiology and has coached Olympic and professional athletes in Skeleton, Track & Field, MLS and NASL Soccer, PGA Golf, NFL Football, MLB Baseball and Olympic Weightlifting. He has lectured around the world and authored 2 books and dozens of research and coaching articles.