Getting fit for football!

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Ok guys I need you're help, now that I've arrived at University I will have use of a fully equipped gym for all my excercise needs and I really need you to help devise me a workout for getting back into football as I haven't played for a while and as a result my fitness levels are quite low, other than hitting the treadmill and cycle machine what else should I be looking to do? Any help is much appreciated, Cheers Tom!
 
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I've heard that interval and fartlek training is good for football. I'm sure Gilly can give you extremely good advice for football, although stay away from the boxercise :p
 
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Boxercise/circuit training is great for stamina and all-round fitness :) HIIT/fartlekking is also good for stamina

What kind of football will you be playing? 5's or 11's or just knockabouts?
 
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Aren't shuttle runs quite good for getting your sprints back up? I think I remember Gilly recommending that before - i.e. jog the length of the pitch, sprint the width, rinse/repeat.
 
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Yeah thats a form of interval training and is similar to fartlekking. Basically its sprint for a third or a quarter and drop off to 75-80% for two thirds/three quarters. Rinse and repeat :)
 
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Get down to the Leeds Rd playing fields and do some shuttle runs/interval training with the guys down there :)

There'll be training with the Uni team if its anything like when I was in Hudds. We used to play their team from College. They weren't very good but they had a team :)
 
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