Sunday League footballers are a diverse breed, although it’s easy to split such variety into two basic categories: those players who turn up to the match smelling of booze, kebab and last-night’s misdeeds… and those who take things seriously.
We’ll assume, having landed on this guide to perfecting your Sunday League match preparation, that you are in the second group!
Goalkeepers claiming crosses, centre halves winning first contacts and strikers bagging with their head, there are plenty of examples of jumping higher being advantageous to footballers. Whilst jumping itself is not a particularly complex task, the science of improving your jump height through appropriate physical preparation can be a little more complex.
Considering the gluteus maximus is the largest muscle in the body, it is probably the muscle that most footballers have the least knowledge about and do not understand how vital it is to help maximise performance.