Teen Fitness: High Intensity Interval Training for Soccer Endurance
The first thing you need to do when it comes to soccer fitness is understand what HIIT means. HIIT stands for high intensity interval training. There are two types of intervals: short and long duration. Short duration intervals last from 5 seconds up to 10 minutes while long duration ones last from 15 minutes up to 2 hours.
There are many different ways to perform HIIT exercises. You can choose from cycling, running, swimming, rowing or any other type of exercise that requires your body to work at maximum capacity for a certain period of time. For example, if you want to increase your sprinting speed then you could use a run/walk combination instead of just running alone. If you want to improve your endurance during a game then you would do some sort of cross training like cycling or rowing.
HIIT exercises are great because they require very little recovery time between sets. They also provide a quick boost of energy, which helps you to play longer games.
What Is Soccer?
Soccer is a sport played by men and women over the age of 13 years old. It involves both physical exertion and mental concentration. The object of the game is to get a ball into the opposing teams net while preventing the opposing team from doing the same to your own team. The first team to reach 5 goals wins or the first team to reach 3 goals and keep the lead for the remainder of the game wins.
Soccer players are divided into different positions based on their skill set and role on the team. These positions include goal keeper, defenders, midfielders and attackers.
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