Barbell Back Squats
How to do it: Start with your feet shoulder-width apart and rest the squat bar on your shoulders. With your chest and head up, keep your hips back and lower your body down, bending your knees down towards the floor. Stop when your hips are just below your knees, then push back up to the starting position. Do 3 sets of 8-10 reps.
What it does: Squats help build strength in your lower body, and can actually improve hip flexibility, which is crucial for soccer players. It will hit your quads, hamstrings, and calves, building up your legs. Webb uses squats as one of the primary lower body lifts for his players, including trap bar squats. “I think a good kind of indicator of where you want to be is if you can trap bar squat one-and-a-half times your bodyweight,” says WebbBack to top