1. 4 Reflections on Soccer

    Strength and conditioning needs to be implemented when they are young.  Be patient. The strength training and nutrition counseling has to start early.  For example, one of my top German students Daniel Knebel, using my methodology, did it with Oliver Husing who I coached from U17 and who has signed a pro contract with Werder Bremen this season.  He also help Biran Behrend go from HSV U17 to Ra…Read More

  2. Fastest way to Improve Quality of Play in Soccer

    With the soccer World Cup going full blown in Brazil, it amazes me how the quality of the game has not reached its full potential because of the poor levels of strength and conditioning worldwide.  If you look at pro sports, soccer is still in the dark ages in terms of optimal strength and conditioning levels.  American soccer and ice hockey are at least 40 years ahead of them in terms of proper…Read More

  3. When To Strength Train Young Athletes

    by Moritz Klatten, Champ Performance, Hamburg, Germany The benefits and risks of having young soccer players lift weights There is no question that weight training will make soccer players better. It will enable them to run faster, jump higher, and kick harder. It will also help reduce the risk of injuries and get soccer players back on the field faster should an injury occur. One question that i…Read More

  4. 2 More Reasons Traditional Cardio Is Useless

    As many of you know, I’m not a big fan of traditional long slow distance aerobic cardio, especially if it is done in the totally imaginary “fat burning zone.” I’ve already explained why I think it is a waste of time and energy, but the arguments against cardio are more numerous than that. Here are just two more reasons I don’t waste my clients and my own time doing traditional cardio. I…Read More

  5. Is Cardio Making You Skinny Fat?

    Not including athletes, the reason most of us exercise is to: Obtain or maintain an attractive body Stay healthy and prevent disease Yet, when you ask the majority what they’re doing to get there, they commonly answer: Running, cycling, swimming, or any other moderate-intensity steady-state aerobic activity (a.k.a. CARDIO!) This response stems from the false belief that exercise should focus on…Read More