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JB120589
11-12-2007, 09:15 AM
Specifically for field goals or soccer

cheech658
11-15-2007, 06:19 PM
squats,leg raises

smokinHawk
11-16-2007, 05:48 AM
abs, lower back, hips, flexibility.
so movements that strengthen those.

Notorious
11-16-2007, 01:21 PM
Practice kicking. Speed is more important mass.
Doing leg extensions as quickly as possible would probably be beneficial. Training movements>training muscles.

Y2A
11-16-2007, 08:36 PM
Is kicking strength anything like throwing strength? i.e. No matter how much someone can lift, one guy may have a 99mph fastball while another may have a 70mph fastball. Some people just "have an arm." Same for a kicking leg (punters, fg kickers)?

beaverfootball
11-16-2007, 09:39 PM
i think some people just have a leg too.. i played since i was 5 years old and there were some kids that could just plain kick. I'd say leg speed is first most important, then power, then how you connect with the ball.

Ramstein85
11-17-2007, 05:22 PM
The Core is so damn important for kick strength. All mixed martial artists do intense core work for increased strength in punches and kicks. the same would apply to kicking a ball i guess. But yeah leg work too like Squats

altie
11-28-2007, 10:51 PM
What a great opportunity to evangelize the Olympic lifts! Kicking is an explosive, compound movement. You could train it with compound movements and plyometrics, but why short change yourself?

Dgro
12-03-2007, 03:41 PM
Form comes first, then strength. I know a guy who couldn't Squat 135, but he can kick a soccer ball nearly 3/4 of the field. So if you want to put distance on your kick, you must develop good form (practice, practice, practice), then you can worry about beefing it up with Squats, Deadlifts, whatever