Running not a 0% slope. Is it useful?

Discussion in 'Player' started by nvan_football, Nov 7, 2004.

  1. nvan_football

    nvan_football New Member

    Nov 1, 2004
    Somebody told me once that running not a 0% slope (between 5 and 15 %)could be very useful for many kinds of athlets, including soccer players. It improves explosive starts and power. Is anybody familiar with that?
  2. IlliniFire

    IlliniFire New Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    Urbana, Illinois
    Walter payton used to run hills for that reason
  3. nvan_football

    nvan_football New Member

    Nov 1, 2004
    Yes things like power and explosive starts are very important in american football, I think it must work for soccer either.
  4. jammybastard

    jammybastard Member

    Oct 7, 2003
    Pros use those training parachutes now, forgot the exact term, for the same reason. Also better due to less wear-n-tear on the joints.
    BTW - Payton was a muthaf@#ker in his day. I saw him play in person on more than a few occasions at Soldier Field and he was the defintion of an *elite* athelete long before anyone threw around terms like that.
  5. Tmagic77

    Tmagic77 Member+

    Feb 10, 2003
    Chicago Fire
    Using weighted sleds is also popular. Hills are fine though since there's no equipment required.
  6. Case

    Case Member

    May 5, 2004
    Cambridge, England
    Yeah man, just try hills, it just feels like it's gotta be good!
    Sort shuttles so u do both up and down could be useful.
  7. CC05

    CC05 Member

    Jul 16, 2003
    Ontario, Canada
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    YES. Hill sprints are great for acceleration/explosive starts.
  8. dasoccerplayafosho

    Jun 30, 2003
    Utah USA
    the way walter paton did it, he would tie a tire around his shoulders and run in sand. the farther he went, the heavier it got with sand. You can't tell me that's not helpful-

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