Build endurance and a rock solid core
Want to survive pre-season? FFT can help courtesy of this summer workout from Jon Goodman, performance director for the Nike Academy
Pre-season isn’t pretty. It’s hell. Your body sheds sweat like a torrential downpour. A fierce burning sensation shreds through your quads. You’re gasping for air like an out of breath bulldog. As you lose your vision and your knees buckle, you can feel this morning’s fry-up making it’s way up your esophagus.
There’s no one left to help. The rest of your team-mates have fallen victim to another unforgiving pre-season training session. It’s a massacre.
FFT can save you from this torture. In fact, we can help you get the jump on your team-mates and start pre-season in match-fit condition.
Nike Academy performance director, Jon Goodman, has devised a programme to help you stay sharp this summer, starting with this endurance boosting session.
"The purpose of the session is to do a little bit of cardiovascular work - some running - combining it with some whole body exercises,” the former Republic of Ireland striker told FFT.
"It's a really good session to maintain a level of fitness throughout the summer period. I learnt it many years ago, first when I was a player with Wimbledon.
"We used to go down to a naval base as part of our pre-season training. You can work it as a session individually or you can do it in groups."
Time to get to work…
You can find out more about how you can get involved with the Nike Academy, and watch the players’ progress this season, by visiting facebook (opens in new tab) and NikeFootball.com (opens in new tab).
Get faster for football
Run harder, react quicker
Run faster, boost endurance
Improve your speed, stamina and strength
Thank you for reading 5 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access
Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1
*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription
Join now for unlimited access
Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1
Get FourFourTwo Newsletter
The best features, fun and footballing quizzes, straight to your inbox every week.