A football player should have both a strong core and strong legs. To achieve this, several exercises are available with a Bow Flex.


Most athletes need a strong core to build. As with any build, if the core is weak, no amount of outside work can overcome this weakness.

The core of your body is made up of your abdomen and certain back muscles. As you probably already know, the best exercises for strengthening the abdomen are crunches.

The Bow Flex Ultimate 2 home gym offers the widest range of exercises, including sit-ups. Strengthening your core is easy with these exercises:

Reverse crunch

Resistant reverse crunch

Abdominal crunch sitting

Seated oblique abdominal crunch

Ab crunch with attachment

Trunk rotation

Standing oblique crunch


The most important tool of a football player is his legs. After you’ve built a strong core, it’s time to go for some leg work. With the Bow Flex, you can do these leg strengthening exercises:

Leg extension

Recumbent leg extension

Squat (with attachment)


Ankle eversion

Ankle inversion

Standing hip abduction

Standing hip extension

Seated hip abduction

Calf press

Leg press

Leg curls and more

These will increase the strength and power of kicking and maneuvering the ball on the court.

Another exercise:

If you’ve ever watched a soccer game, you know there’s a lot of one thing, and that is coming and going on the pitch. It takes a lot of stamina and endurance. While building and strengthening muscle is important, perhaps endurance building is just as important.

A great way to accomplish this is to use the Bow Flex Tread Climber. This machine combines the work of a treadmill with the step movement of a stairlift. All of this is wrapped in a gentle elliptical motion that’s gentle on the joints. Raising your heart rate and building endurance over long distances is a snap.

Bow Flex has the complete package for any athlete and that includes football players. If you are an aspiring player, do yourself a favor and practice using one or both of these awesome Bow Flex machines.

Source by Chris Dean

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