👉 A lot of people are wondering why modern soccer players take shorter distance (just a few strides behind the ball) while preparing for the free kick... 👇
📌 ...They realized that: You actually STOP your body for a moment before the kick happens in BOTH cases (so, why would you make a longer distance), you can increase shooting accuracy with shorter distance by controlling your body better, shooting power doesn't depend on the length of the distance... 👇
📌 ...Shooting power depends on: How much you can extend your hip before shooting (neutral low back - good pelvic stabilization by the anterior core first and foremost - and side/back c. + deep c. muscles of course, flexibility and strength of the hip flexors and lig. iliofemorale-Bertini; better ROM means force through longer path and increased power consequently), squeezing an opposite fist could help you to increase power a bit by utilizing an "irradiation" phenomenon, hams (and butt) strength matters as well - it's not only about quads (as it's not only about triceps when it comes to volleyball spike - but pecs, when it comes to shooting it's about hip flexors strength - hams and butt stop the shooting leg quickly so... faster you are able to stop it more powerful shooting will be, that's why "Nordic ham curls" or almost any other ecc. strengthening is important, and conc. as well), ankle and foot strength/stiffness, rear leg "step back" during the flying phase right after shooting can increase shooting power a bit as well (Cristiano Ronaldo is a great example, that's why an opposite of standing leg arm should explosively move back - cross-back line like while sprinting... oh, I forgot to mention bending torso as well in order to improve muscle activation which increases power).
📌 So, taking just a few strides back is totally fine, even highly recommended! But be aware that everything mentioned above needs a lot of practice, step by step...
In f🔎cus for excellence,
One of the easiest breakfasts out there if you have no time to cook anything for breakfast: sweet potato yogurt bowl 🙆♂️ I had a prepped sweet potato that needed to be used up so I just quickly mashed it and paired it with yogurt and all the toppings 😎 I eat it cold so it only took as long is it took for me to cut up the banana really to make this 💯 Definitely devoured the other part of the banana that didn’t fit in the bowl FYI 👌🏻 I normally eat more than I post on Insta so don’t believe everything you see on the ‘gram 🙌🏻 I always try to be as honest as possible with you guys because I remember seeing people’s posts a year or two ago and being like “I wonder if they actually eat that” 😬 Just my own insecurities coming out 🙄 But regardless I just want to always be honest with you all because there’s already enough negativity in the world 🚫 Anyways just a reminder we’re all human 💕 I fueled up for a beautiful morning run and felt pretty dang good because of it 🤗 Fuel your mind, body, and soul is my motto lately ❤️ Happy Saturday friends!! ——————————————————————————— #breakfast
details 👉🏻 1 baked sweet potato (400F for 45 mins then turn off oven and leave in for 45 more) + banana + mini dairy free chocolate chips + grass fed yogurt + cinnamon + @woodstockfoods
almond butter + @beefreeglutenfree
warrior mix 💓