Aerobic Endurance Training Session

Aerobic Endurance Training Session

As part of your preseason cardio training plan, you need to build a good aerobic base to help with the demands of a long season while preparing your body for high-intensity, short anaerobic activity. This is great soccer specific session to start some aerobic base building. 

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Fitness Testing

Fitness Testing

Of the many benefits of fitness testing, the most important is to establish the strengths and weaknesses of each athlete and compare those results to other athletes. You probably have some idea of how fit your athletes are. But knowing the specifics can help you set realistic fitness goals, monitor progress and maintain motivation. Gauge your teams fitness levels by doing these three classic exercise tests.

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Conditioned Possession Game - Press & Score

Conditioned Possession Game - Press & Score

If you want to compete at your best at soccer, you need to commit to preseason training, so that your team’s strength and cardiovascular fitness peaks at the right time. This is a moderate intensity aerobic training session. This session is designed to replicate the demands of soccer. 

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Non-Impact Conditioning

Non-Impact Conditioning

For conditioning sessions that are 20 minutes or more, consider using a bike, elliptical, or rower (my personal favorite).  All of these modalities will help you build the aerobic base you are looking for while saving your and many times it’s even more effective than running. You can get all of the same benefits of running and build a strong aerobic base while saving your body. 

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Maintaining Fitness Levels for the Entire Season

Maintaining Fitness Levels for the Entire Season

This is the time of year where for most, preseason training is continuing or ending, and regular seasons are about to start. If you have prepared well, you should be in very good shape. Most players won’t be in their ‘top’ shape at the start of the season, but will be very close. Depending on your situation, you may need some extra work to be in top shape.

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A Different Kind of High Intensity Workout

A Different Kind of High Intensity Workout

Since soccer is a sport that requires explosive actions separated by periods of recovery, the best way to improve your fitness is to do just that – perform activities of high intensity followed by some rest. High intensity workouts can involve more than just running!

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Move Better. Do More. Be Fast.

Move Better. Do More. Be Fast.

Move better, Do More, Be Fast!  This workout e-book from Chris "Trainer Gorres" is designed to help athletes reach and achieve their performance goals.  I’ve combined my experience working with top professional athletes from the NFL, NBA, MLB, and US Soccer, to create a program that works for athletes on all levels.  The 3 month plan will address flexibility, core strength, injury prevention, functional strength, power, speed and agility, fitness, and more. 

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Cardiac Output: The Case of an Under Recovered Soccer Player

Cardiac Output: The Case of an Under Recovered Soccer Player

While periods of high intensity work is absolutely needed, it can’t be the only aspect of your conditioning. If you want better results and if you want to perform better and longer – you need low intensity conditioning, or more specifically cardiac output.

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Layering the Turkish Get-Up with 1/4 and 1/2 Repetitions

Layering the Turkish Get-Up with 1/4 and 1/2 Repetitions

The Turkish Get-up offers a ton of benefits such as: Shoulder stability, Core strength and stability, Hip mobility and stability and Body awareness. Basically it is a fantastic total body strength exercise. With all of it moving parts, though, learning the movement in one sitting can be challenging. Therefore it is much easier to break it up into sections and layer it as you become more efficient with it.

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