Fitness Level By Soccer Position

Fitness Level By Soccer Position What's the fittest position on a soccer field? That depends on how you measure performance, as a study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research shows. Scientists recruited 289 elite Belgian soccer players and tested them on 10 meter sprint and shuttle run, squat and countermovement jumps, incremental running and other performance measures. The goal keepers and center backs could jump highest, while strikers had the quickest sprint times, and full backs and midfielders exhibited the greatest aerobic capacity.

True Strength Moment: When you're at the top of your game, your greatest physical assets are reflected in the position your play. If you want to become a more well-rounded athlete, train for positions other than your own and participate in sports you don't usually play. The change in strategy could help bring up weaknesses.
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Aug 09, 2012
I could have told you that without testing them! You just have to look at them on the pitch. The average Midfield player covers around 16km a game, whereas the Defenders are around half that, and Keepers hardily register 1 or 2 (but that's to be expected).