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Get fit for sport

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It’s a good idea to work on important elements of your sport while you work on your fitness. As an example, if you play football (or want to start doing so) you should work on:

  • sprinting and endurance running
  • balance and stability
  • lower limb alignment when running, kicking and changing direction
  • a strong, stable core (the muscles of your back, stomach and chest)
  • strengthening the muscles in your legs and hips, especially those used for running, jumping and kicking.

You may wish to use a gym to work on these elements of your sport. Ideally, you should get some advice on what to include in your programme, and make sure the advice meets the guidelines for safe exercise included here.

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