Summer fitness plan for goalkeepers

Take up a summer sport and keep your blood pumping, says the Blackburn Rovers shot-stopper Paul Robinson

It’s no secret that during the off-season goalkeepers are prone to gaining the odd pound or two, but taking up tennis will help maintain fitness levels, improve footwork and hand-eye coordination, says Blackburn goalkeeper Paul Robinson.

The former England custodian insists simple exercises such as push-ups and sit-ups will ensure that your muscles are ready and raring to go come the new season.

More after the break

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Paul Robinson is an Under Armour-sponsored athlete: for information, visit

Also see:
Paul Robinson: Nutrition for goalkeepers
Paul Robinson: Psychology for goalkeepers
Winning a one-on-one: a 3-step guide
Paul Robinson's guide to saving penalties
Paul Robinson's essential goalkeeper drills
In the gym with Paul Robinson
Paul Robinson: Summer fitness
Paul Robinson: Prepare for pre-season

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