Footbal Fitness

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How to combat the heat

As the sun beats down, your standards drop. But that doesn't have to happen. Use these heat-coping strategies and stay on top of your game

  • FourFourTwo trains with Andres Iniesta

    FourFourTwo trains with Andres Iniesta

    FFT takes to the pitch with the Barça genius to find out just what it takes to become an all-time great. “Let’s recreate my World Cup goal!” he smiles. Oh, go on then...

  • Football vs The Rest

    Football vs The Rest

    Column inches are so often filled with outrage over footballers’ pay packets, it’s easy to forget just how dedicated and fit they are. But fitter than Olympians? FourFourTwo investigates…

  • World Cup workout

    World Cup workout

    Don’t just watch the action in Brazil – get fit with football-focused drills from around the globe

  • Desk-jockey fitness

    Desk-jockey fitness

    Who needs the gym when you can train in the office? Boost performance and aid recovery with this guide to work-based workouts – just be sure the boss isn’t looking…

  • Build explosive change of direction

    Build explosive change of direction

    To dominate the 5-a-side pitch you need to be quick and agile. Use this drill to make sure you have the speed and power to whiz away from defenders

  • Off-season training for goalkeepers

    Off-season training for goalkeepers

    Make sure you add inches to your leap and not your waist by staying in shape this summer with advice from Manchester City and England goalkeeper, Joe Hart

  • Prepare your body for playing in the heat

    Prepare your body for playing in the heat

    The best way to survive 90 minutes in roasting heat is to prepare your body for what's in store

  • The effects of playing in heat and humidity explained

    The effects of playing in heat and humidity explained

    What happens to the body when it's asked to play 90 minutes in suffocating heat and humidity? Our experts explain

  • Boss the penalty box

    Boss the penalty box

    Get the power to outmuscle the traffic with this circuit by Chelsea’s Mark Schwarzer

  • Prepare your team for a tournament

    Prepare your team for a tournament

    Dawn Scott, fitness coach for the US women’s national team, explains how to keep your body hitting top speed during a tournament