A soccer player must have both a strong core and strong legs. To achieve this there are several exercises available with a Bow Flex.
Most athletes need a solid core to build from. As with any construction, if the core is weak no amount of work on the outside can overcome that weakness.
The core of your body consists of your abdomen and some back muscles. As you probably already know, the best exercises for strengthening the abdomen are crunches.
The Bow Flex Ultimate 2 home gym has the widest range of exercises including abdominal. Strengthening your core is simple with these exercises:
Resisted reverse crunch
Seated abdominal crunch
Seated oblique abdominal crunch
Ab crunch with attachment
Standing oblique crunch
The most important tool a soccer player has is their legs. After building a solid core, it is time to go to work on the legs. With the Bow Flex, you can do these leg-strengthening exercises:
Lying leg extension
Squat (with attachment)
Standing hip abduction
Standing hip extension
Seated hip abduction
Leg curls and more
These will increase strength and power for kicking and maneuvering the ball down the field.
If you have ever watched a soccer game you know there is a lot of one thing, and that is running back and forth across the field. This takes a lot of stamina and endurance. While muscle building and strengthening is important, perhaps just as important is building endurance.
A great way to achieve this goal is with the Bow Flex Tread Climber. This machine combines the work out of a treadmill with the stepping motion of a stair climber. All this is wrapped up in a smooth elliptical movement that is easy on the joints. Increasing your heart rate and building long distance stamina is a breeze.
Bow Flex has the complete package for any athlete and that includes soccer players. If you are an aspiring player, do yourself a favor and train using either or both of these great Bow Flex machines.