Body ‘Kicking’ World Cup Inspired Workout

By Karen Psiaki, RD, LDN June 30, 2014

This summer, World Cup fever is infecting soccer fans all over the globe, me included! Although I never played the game myself, I’ve always admired the players’ athletic abilities and physique. 

Okay, so maybe we can’t all be world-class soccer stars, but who says we can’t be inspired by them in our own fitness routines? In honor of the 2014 World Cup, here is a soccer-inspired workout to help you get those killer legs and abs you’ve been admiring from Brazil. Some of the exercises require a soccer ball, but you could also substitute a basketball, volleyball, or even a small medicine ball.

Three rounds of:
– 15 walking lunges on each leg (while holding ball)
– 15 soccer ball sit-ups (hold ball above head on way down, touch toes with ball at top)
– 2 flights of double stair jumps
– 30 ball toe-taps on each foot (keeping ball as stable as possible)
– 5 burpees
– 5 soccer ball V-ups

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