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There are a large number of different catabolic pathways that the body uses, of which the the aerobic/anaerobic dichotomy you present is a useful characterisation. These processes are not mutually exclusive of each other, but instead occur continuously regulated by enzymes in the various tissues which themselves respond to the concentration of chemicals in ...


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I am speaking from experience, as someone who tried out for their college team, and who knows many college players from multiple universities. The one thing that will separate this tryout from anything you have done before is the volume of running. The tryout will have running to start, running in the middle, and running to finish. Not jogging; running and ...


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Long distance running will build up stamina for continuous movement, but as you said in soccer you're doing a lot of sprinting and stopping right? If you want to practice that kind of movement you could try interval running. Interval running is beneficial because it mixes all out sprints with recovery, so you end up running at your max for longer total ...


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There is a concept known as "training stress". When you put stress on your system and then give your body time to recover, you will improve. When you started, it was easy for you to put stress on your system, but over time, your body adapted, and now you only put enough stress on your system to stay where you are. The solution is to change up what you are ...


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This might not appeal to everyone, but swimming is a solid cardio activity that will burn fat and won't build your legs much. It's mostly about back, shoulders and core. It isn't weight bearing or impact-centric like running or soccer. If you're not a strong swimmer already and you're interested, I highly recommend getting some lessons for awhile. Once ...


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It sounds like your legs have significant lean tissue mass (and not excess fat). If that is the case, the solution is a bit more extreme. I normally wouldn't suggest it to anyone but if you really want to try to reduce leg muscle mass then you need to stimulate muscle atrophy: Reduce leg activity. No intense leg exercise only really low steady state. The ...


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JudoFitness asserts that the three pathways smoothly shift gears when training hard for extended periods of time: Note the significant overlap as one pathway depletes itself and the next takes its place. The author uses the example of a long stair climb, performed explosively for as long as the phosphagenic pathway can sustain, then less explosively but ...


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I would suggest maintaining a healthy diet and doing some plyometrics in addition to your running. When I began to do plyometrics before competing in track meets, I started to see pretty significant results considering the short amount of time needed for plyometrics. It's also a great way to stretch before physical activity so you're less injury prone. I ...


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It looks like you personally prefer your legs to be slim, but you legs are obviously healthy and have muscle mass. Soccer Players have large legs because all they have to use in the game are their legs! Most people would always prefer muscle to slim legs. But if you still feel dissatisfied by your legs(visually), then you could do some upper body weight ...


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What you're doing is already really terrific. This regiment helps to build your endurance and lung capacity immensely. As a normal match for soccer is 90 minutes, what your doing should suffice, but something you can do is try and increase that 60 minute marker. If you can run for a solid 90 minutes and only be a little winded by the end, this will be ...


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I do not agree with strapping your ankles unless you are battling through an injury and the bracing is critical to you being able to perform/play. I really really oppose any young athlete to wearing hi-tops, braces, or anything else that hinders ankle movement. First and foremost you are debilitating the strengthening of that region of your body. The ...


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One simple thing that you can do is start jumping rope. It's good for overall conditioning, and you have to get your feet moving quickly and rhythmically to do it well. There are tons of variations, too, so if you get good at straight skipping, you can do double jumps, cross overs, etc.



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