?Here’s a cool video of the All Blacks in a gym session. Obviously not soccer but relevant nonetheless. This is the type of intensity and structure that I think is needed in most soccer gym programs. Basic exercises performed well with appropriate use of bands and technology. Nothing overly gimmicky or ‘sport specific’ and nice power development means and methods while in-season (the session occurred just prior to taking on Welsh).
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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.
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