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Core strengthening workout

There’s more to a rock solid core than six-pack abs. Sure, we all want to look like Ronaldo when we whip our top off, but having a strong trunk under the surface will pay dividends on the pitch. 

Your balance will improve for one – and that’s important when you’re going to shoulder-to-shoulder on the 5-a-side pitch.

All forces pass through your body’s core – if that’s study and powerful, your actions – kicking, running, jumping – will all be executed with greater strength and stability.

So how do you sculpt a steely mid-section? Watch this video and follow the simple workout provided by strength and conditioning coach, Michael Amoah.

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