Running/Fitness Improving running

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Aeglos

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A more detailed answer would depend on:
- age
- level you're playing at
- the style of football at that level
- sizes of grounds in your comp
- playing minutes
- current fitness levels
 

TheRigHimself66

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Sep 2, 2020
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A more detailed answer would depend on:
- age
- level you're playing at
- the style of football at that level
- sizes of grounds in your comp
- playing minutes
- current fitness levels
Just club under 17s, mostly balanced footy, ground is 400 metres, not sure about playing mins and current fitness level is fairly low
 

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go you pups

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M8888888, write down your BF passwords, no need to ask the same questions every month under a new account and a new thread every single time

I'd be merging all his old threads together
 

saj_21

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Regardless who is starting threads, if you want to improve your body shape, diet, running for footy.

a) start one thread and ask multiple questions rather than specific topics.
b) read/search previous threads

my two cents, eating or training like Dustin Martin won't make you play like him. In a ball sport like football, diet is important but massively overrated. I remember years ago it came out Gary Ablett was eating paleo, nek minut 30% of the footy population wanted to do the same, Gaz could eat KFC twice a week and still rack up 35 and 3 each week.

By all means ask for advice, find a system, training, diet you like and stick with it. Worrying about the last 5% is not worth, if you are stressing over doing 6 x 20m sprints or 4 x 30m sprints at what speeds, rest time etc. that is far too specific for a local footballer. Just get out there and run, your body will adapt, just getting something done is what will benefit you the most.
 

Deliverance

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Jun 19, 2011
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I’m a full forward and forward pocket/ ruck and was just wondering what sort of running I should be doing
Hey mate, if you're rucking, your going to want to cover a lot of ground on gameday. Think Brodie Grundy style.
If you're not fit, build your tank first. 30-60 mins 3 times per week for the next few months. Throw in the occasional fartlek or interval session. Once you hit January 2021, switch the balance around. Less longer runs, more speed/interval stuff. Take an easy week every now and then for recovery. Keep a track of physical markers to know if you're overtraining.
For detailed training sessions, best bet is to look online for an 800/1500m runner's training program.

May need extra sprint work depending on your team's game style and time spent at full forward as well.
 

melissajeffrey

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Jan 23, 2021
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Gold Coast
Hello everyone,
I'm improving my running and road cycling because of dad, My father got a car accident 2 months ago, and he was not able to run perfectly, after some treatment, doctor suggested for cycling and running, so I bought a new exercise bike through Bluefin Fitness free shipping codes, for him, and I do running with him daily, and now it's my habit also.
 

Bicko

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Nov 11, 2017
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Ever tried cardio Crossfit style workouts?
i did,
24 air squats
24 push ups
24 walking lunges
400m run
for 6 rounds in just under 25 minutes on Friday. I’m 45 now and haven’t played footy since I was 19 as a rover. This type of training would of been good when I was young. Having said that, there was plenty of running to do at training and plenty during the game. You’ll soon get fit playing.
 

Aeglos

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Ever tried cardio Crossfit style workouts?
i did,
24 air squats
24 push ups
24 walking lunges
400m run
for 6 rounds in just under 25 minutes on Friday. I’m 45 now and haven’t played footy since I was 19 as a rover. This type of training would of been good when I was young. Having said that, there was plenty of running to do at training and plenty during the game. You’ll soon get fit playing.
general cardio is ok if you can’t run.
but if the goal is running and you can run, then running should make up 99% of your cardio.
 

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