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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – Power in the legs to boost explosive speed

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The England and Arsenal speedster explains to FourFourTwo the benefits of weight training on acceleration and its value across the pitch. Acceleration is one of the best parts of your game. How did you work on your speed off the mark? When I was younger, I worked on building power and strength in my legs […]

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s pre-season power training

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The Arsenal winger talks to FourFourTwo ahead of the Gunners trip to Australia and explains why pre-season can be the launch pad for your best season yet. How important is pre-season in getting you ready for the new campaign? Having those six weeks before the start of the season are important for getting the team […]

Alex Iwobi: A man’s game

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Arsenal youngun tells FourFourTwo about his powerful mindset and how it’s key to get to the top. Any pointers to give to a young player who wants to become a professional? The advice I’ve always been given is to just express myself and play the game with a smile on my face. You also have […]

Tim Cahill: How to score from midfield

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Australia’s record marksman built his local and global reputation on his knack of popping up with a crucial goal from a midfield or no.10 starting position. Cahill talks to FourFourTwo on how to time your runs from deep and hit the back of the net Desirable Goals “You need to have two things: desire and […]

Tim Cahill: How to out-jump a giant

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You don’t have to be tall to dominate the skies, says Socceroo’s aerial master Tim Cahill to FourFourTwo.  Timmy has a 5-point guide to make sure you’ve got the technique right. 1) Winning headers starts in gym “To leap above your opponent you need to have explosive power in your legs. This is forged in […]

Raheem Sterling: Can’t touch this

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Play fast, think faster with these tips from Manchester City and England star Raheem Sterling as he shares with FourFourTwo. Keep the ball at your feet “Dribbling is something I’ve always loved doing and always enjoyed practising. I’ll continue to work on it so that I can get better. Whatever exercises we’re doing at Liverpool, […]

Raheem Sterling: Play Beautiful

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England and Manchester City dribbling specialist Raheem Sterling chats with FourFourTwo. Breaking down how flair is key to his game and how you can add some spice to yours. Be aggressive, be direct “There was a point when I was playing in the reserves where I tried to stop-start defenders a lot. This involves accelerating, […]

Radamel Falcao: How to be a fox in the box

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FourFourTwo finds out how banging in goals will be easy with these tips from Colombian Hitman, Radamel Falcao. Hone your craft “You can develop how you recognise goal scoring situations by working with wingers in training and sprinting forward to meet their crosses. Jostle with a defender and look to get beyond them as you […]

Radamel Falcao: How to be a penalty-box predator

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Working hard on the training ground is pivotal to proving your worth as the team’s perfect 9. Play like Falcao with this simple yet effective drill. Aim This drill has been designed to create explosive power in the sideways and backwards movements used to confuse defenders. This exercise also replicates the darting movement a striker […]