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Think your cardio is good? Think again…

Do you think you’re in good shape?  Good enough shape to run 12km in a 90 minute soccer game if you play center midfield?  If you play the wing, are you ready to make fifty 35-yard sprints up and down the field?  These are some of the distances and speeds professional soccer players will run.

Click here to check out this link from  In it you’ll see how much Dimitar Berbatov of Manchester United ran this past summer each day on his own in preparation for the upcoming season.  Don’t solely rely on your coach’s training sessions.  There is always something you can do on your own to improve your cardio.  Especially during the off-seaon.

Philip MacDonald

By Philip MacDonald

The idea for Goalden is to help other soccer players of all ages improve the many different aspects of their game. We began coaching youth teams and watching youth soccer all over Ontario. We watched semi-professional and professional teams and noticed how far the game still has to develop here. From that, we decided we want to help others obtain the best information as early as possible in their soccer careers. We want to educate readers about the game of soccer and the fine details that are often overlooked by coaches in North America.

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