Hi, I’m Chris Murray, and I’m going to tell
you how to stretch before a soccer game. Because soccer is such an enduring sport and demanding
on the body, it’s very important you stretch and be warmed up properly before you play.
I’m a professional soccer player and I’ll give you some examples of how to stretch.
For instance your hamstrings are very important to stretch. Especially when you’re about to
do a lot of running. Stretching your hamstrings can be done by keeping your feet together
and bending straight down at your waist and touching your toes. By touching your toes
you get a full range of motion in your hamstrings, which are the back of your legs and this allows
them to stretch properly. Another way to stretch your hamstrings would be for you to have your
legs spread widely apart and then straight down to the middle touch the ground. This
offers the same range of motion and gets the same stretch just as keeping your feet together.
Another stretch that is important to do is to stretch your quads. You can stretch your
quads by pulling one leg up and holding your laces and keeping your balance. You’ll feel
this stretch in the front of your leg where your quads are located. Another major stretch
is to stretch your calves. Your calves are the lower part of your leg and are very important
to stretch especially when you’re running. Stretching your calves can be done by putting
one leg forward and putting all of your weight forward as well. You’ll feel this stretch
in the back part of your leg, at the lower end, and those are just some ways on how to
stretch before a soccer game.