The rationale for strength training in football is not to maximize this skill but to create an environment where the overall performance of the player will be improved.
Activation by engagement of specific muscle groups with either concentric-eccentric or isometric contractions helps to "isolated'' improvements.
In order to transfer the benefits of training to real-world conditions, we must force the muscles to work by helping motor sports skills to be executed where these muscles are required to produce power.
This will maximize muscle output during the time the player will actually need it.
An example of power transfer in specific conditions follows:
Execute 6-8 pushups on the bosuball (hands) & fitball abs (legs) and immediately enter the 5x5m space and try to protect the ball (shield the ball) with your body from the opponent for 10 ''.
3 x 6-8 reps strength exercise + 10'' execute similar features spesific motor skill with 1' stop between sets.
- Training effect on improving muscular strength.
- Training effect on muscular adaptations power production to specific kinetic skills.