Sport Science Overview for Football

I’ve made a quick video regarding sport science for football or soccer.

It can be applied to most sports though, including MMA.

Probably should have mentioned fitness testing in there

Goal setting – use outcome goals, the result you want, but be sure to combine them with process goals – how you will achieve the result.

So for MMA, you might want to be ufc champ but 2023. That’s your outcome goal. Macro putcome goal.

You’ll also want more specific outcome goals, like learning the technique and acquiring flexibility to be able to do a head kick.

You’ll need to work backwards and set process goals regarding what specific training you will do, nutrition, psychology and what psychology practices you’ll do, for how long, how often etc.

The process goals need to be specific and time phased too. One process goal might be – drill ballistic hamstring stretches for 10 minutes everyday, after a 10 minute warm up. This will help with the specific outcome goal of being able to headkick a 6ft guy.

I also talk a bit, in the main video above, about maintaining muscle temperature at half time, using supplements like alpha gpc for focus, and adaptogens for recovery.

There’s also a brief and bad intro into using statistics in football

About Drew

MMA, Fitness & Marketing enthusiast from North Wales, UK. A Stoic Hippy with no hair. Not to boast but - 1st Class Degree in Sports Science from Loughborough, MSc in Nutrition from the University of Liverpool. 20 years experience of weight & fitness training.
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