Warm-ups Part 3

RUNNING EXERCISES · 2 MINUTES

1. RUNNING – ACROSS THE PITCH

Run across the pitch, from one side to the other, at 75-80% maximum pace. 2 sets.

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2. RUNNING – BOUNDING

Run with high bounding steps with a high knee lift, landing gently on the ball of your foot. Use an exaggerated arm swing for each step (opposite arm and leg). Try not to let your leading leg cross the midline of your body or let your knees buckle inwards. Repeat the exercise until you reach the other side of the pitch, then jog back to recover. 2 sets.

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3. RUNNING – PLANT & CUT

Jog 4-5 steps, then plant on the outside leg and cut to change direction. Accelerate and sprint 5-7 steps at high speed (80-90% maximum pace) before you decelerate and do a new plant & cut. Do not let your knee buckle inwards. Repeat the exercise until you reach the other side, then jog back. 2 sets.

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