Football Performance Warm-Up
Increasingly, specific sports are blamed for injuries when those sports may actually be helping the athlete postpone an ailment for weeks, months or years. These exercises are designed to help problem areas in your sport so you can have less pain and boost your performance.
1. These stretches are not designed to be medical advice. First consult a medical professional to ensure you don’t have an issue that requires medical attention (ie. break, infection, tumor, tear or organ involvement.)
2. If any of the stretches cause pain, stop doing it and move on to the next one.
Do These - Takes 3 Mins
HOW: FIRST GET INTO A RESTING LUNGE POSITION. SLIDE BACK LEG AS FAR BACKWARD AS POSSIBLE. THEN RAISE CHEST UP BY PUSHING OFF FRONT KNEE.
HOW: KEEP BODY IN PERFECT STRAIGHT POSTURE. FOCUS ON RAISING KNEE AS HIGH AS POSSIBLE TO CHEST LEVEL. THEN RETURN KNEE TO REST. REPEAT WITH OPPOSITE KNEE.
HOW: CONNECT RIGHT ELBOW TO LEFT KNEE. THEN RETURN TO NEUTRAL POSITION AND REPEAT WITH OPPOSITE LEFT ELBOW TO RIGHT KNEE. DO THIS STANDING OR LYING DOWN
HOW: PIGEON-TOE FEET. STRAIGHT ARMS OVERHEAD WITH, PALMS FACING BEHIND, THUMBS TURNED TO POINT AS FAR OUTWARD TO THE SIDES AS POSSIBLE. HOLD POSITION. THEN MOVE ARMS TO 45 DEGREES, THEN AT 90 DEGREES STRAIGHT OUT FROM THE BODY.
HOW: HANDS ON THE BACK OF THE HEAD. SQUEEZE SHOULDER BLADES LIGHTLY TOGETHER. FEET IN A LUNGE POSITION. USE LEG MUSCLES TO BOB THE BACK KNEE UP AND DOWN.