Lauren Sesselmann’s Soccer-Inspired Workout Moves

When Lauren Sesselmann is training, she focuses on agility and explosive-type training to help her on the field.  She also does a lot of strength training because she is a defender.  Not only does this training help to develop a strong soccer player, but it’s also a great workout for anyone.  Try some of Lauren’s favorite moves to help you get a strong and toned body.


Running Pyramid

A running pyramid involves interval training in which the more difficult intervals get progressively longer as you move up the pyramid and then shorten as you move down the other side of the pyramid.  Lauren loves these because they help her to get the cardio and endurance needed for soccer.  Because a running pyramid is done in intervals, you burn more calories than you would running at a steady pace.

Speed Ladder

Speed ladders are used for soccer training because they help players to practice sudden direction changes, which are required often in soccer.  In addition to being a good cardio workout, doing a speed ladder can help improve your speed, balance and strength.



Box Jumps

Lauren loves doing box jumps because they help her with explosiveness on the soccer field.  Box jumps are a plyometric exercise, so they help to improve your agility while burning fat.  Box jumps are also great for strengthening your legs and core.




One of Lauren’s favorite moves is the burpee.  Burpees boost your heart rate to burn more calories, and can help to develop endurance.  They also work your total body to help build strength and don’t require any equipment.



Tuck Jumps

Lauren is a fan of tuck jumps because they’re high intensity and require constant movement, which translates onto the field. Because tuck jumps are a plyometric movement, they work well as part of a HIIT routine.   They’re also a great way to help strengthen your legs and lift your booty.

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