The 6-Move Yoga Warm-Up for Soccer Players

U.S. Men's National Team soccer player Jermaine Jones shows a simple yoga routine that gets players pitch-ready in minutes.

There's not much standing around in soccer. Players are constantly cutting, jumping, sprinting, passing, dribbling, backpedaling. Getting the ball into your opponents' net and keeping it out of your own is like a chess match where the pieces never stop moving. Since a single misstep is often the difference between making or missing a play, soccer players must be able to move well to be successful.

As such, pre-game preparation is critical. Going in cold is a recipe for disaster, but overdoing it can leave your energy levels depleted in crunch time. A perfect middle ground gets players ready for the gauntlet of athletic activity they're about to endure while keeping their legs fresh.

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Topics: SOCCER | STRETCHING | YOGA | SOCCER WORKOUTS | HEELS | HAMSTRING STRETCH