BookTake an inside look at the world’s most popular sport. Soccer Anatomy will show you how to elevate your game by increasing strength, speed, and agility for more accurate passes and powerful shots.
Soccer Anatomy includes 79 exercises, each with step-by-step descriptions and full-color anatomical illustrations highlighting muscles in action.
Soccer Anatomy goes beyond exercises by placing you on the pitch and in the game. Illustrations of the active muscles involved in kicking, heading, tackling, and diving show you how each exercise is fundamentally linked to soccer performance.
From attacking to defending to goalkeeping, Soccer Anatomy will improve every aspect of your game. You’ll learn how to modify exercises to target specific areas based on your style of play, personal needs, and goals. And you can prepare for competition by minimizing injuries using a system developed by FIFA’s medical research program.
Combining authoritative advice, expert instruction, and stunning four-color illustrations, Soccer Anatomy is truly an inside look at this one-of-a-kind sport. Whether you’re a player, coach, or fan, if you’re serious about soccer, this is one book you need to own.
Table of ContentsChapter 1. The Soccer Player in Motion
Chapter 2. The FIFA Warm-Up
Chapter 3. Arms
Chapter 4. Shoulders and Neck
Chapter 5. Chest
Chapter 6. Back and Hips
Chapter 7. Abdomen
Chapter 8. Legs: Muscle Isolation
Chapter 9. Legs: Complete Power
Chapter 10. Whole-Body Training for Soccer
“Dr. Kirkendall’s experience as a player, coach, and sport scientist of the highest caliber is unbeatable. Anyone involved in the game will gain invaluable insights from Soccer Anatomy.”-- Sam Snow, Coaching Director, US Youth Soccer
"Soccer Anatomy will show you how to run faster, resist fatigue, and survive the collisions in our contact sport. It's a must-have resource for every coach and player." -- Anson Dorrance, Head Coach of UNC Women's Soccer, 21-Time National Champions
"Soccer Anatomy is essential for anyone wishing to learn the real science behind the power, endurance, and coordination required for playing soccer." -- Dev Mishra, MD, President, Sideline Sports Doc, Orthopaedic Surgeon and Member of USSF Team Physician Staff