6 Most Effective Plyometric Exercises for Goalkeepers (Article & Media Credit: Southwest Health Spine & Support)
Goalkeeping training has some unique challenges that are effectively met by plyometrics.
Leaping laterally across the goal from a standing start needs an explosive speed and power unparalleled by outfield players. Goalkeepers often have to change direction on a dime and react instantly to a shot.
Plyometrics works by stretching a muscle before contraction, allowing it to then contract more rapidly and forcefully. This pre-stretch acts like a loading phase for the muscle to explosively contract. It allows great stoppers like Arsenal's Petr Cech and Bayern's Manuel Neuer to react with speed and power. Continue reading.
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