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The Muscles Used in Soccer

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Evan Griffith

on 3 April 2014

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Core Muscles
The core muscles are the primary support of the body and include the muscles of the abdomen and back. By developing this area, players can improve their balance and overall stamina
By: Tim Doman and Evan Griffith
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Leg Muscles
This muscle group supports the vital knee and ankle joints and allows soccer players to sprint, cut quickly and control the muscles of the foot. The gastrocnemius is the most prominent muscle of the lower leg. The two heads of this muscle join together to form an attachment to the heel commonly known as the Achilles tendon and is a common site of injury. It is important for players to develop this muscle group to balance out the powerful muscles of the thigh.
The Muscles Used in Soccer
Thigh Muscles
Arm Muscles
-Thigh Muscles
-Leg Muscles
-Core Muscles
-Arm Muscles

The most notable of the thigh muscle groups are the anterior muscles that consist of the four muscles that make up the quadriceps and the posterior muscles that contain the hamstring. These muscles are the powerhouse of the body and provide short bursts of energy to allow players to sprint or maintain a steady jog while playing. Developing these muscles will make a player faster, as well as give more power for kicking.
Muscle Groups:
4 Quadriceps- Rectus Femoris, Vastus Lateralis, Vastus Medialis, Vastus Intermedialis
3 Hamstrings- Bicep Femoris, Semimembranosus, Semitendinosus.

Back Muscles include Latissimus Dorsi, Thoracolumbar Fascia, and Trapezius, and External Obliques
Developed biceps, triceps and shoulders will help increase a player’s stature that is useful when shielding the ball. These muscles act to balance a player as they jump, head a ball and run.
Developed arm muscles allow players to be able to complete a powerful and accurate throw-in,
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Common Injuries
An Ankle sprain is the single most common injury in soccer.
One of the most severe injuries in soccer is an anterior cruciate ligament tear of the knee.
The hamstrings are the muscles at the back of your thigh. They get rather frequently injured with sprinting or sudden moves.
The most important issue in a head injury is to exclude a concussion.
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For shooting thigh muscles and leg muscles are the most important. They need to be built up for a more powerful shot.
When striking a ball use your laces if you are looking for pure strength, or you can use the inside of your foot to bend the ball and place it.
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