Challenge lower-body stability while stretching the hip flexors and lateral torso. "This exercise will help improve hip mobility, which translates to more power and efficiency when sprinting on the field," Barlow says.
Sit on the floor and hold medicine ball; bend knees slightly. Lean torso back and draw navel in while keeping the spine straight. Contract your abs and move ball from side to side, keeping abs tight. Do 2 to 3 sets of 10 on each side.
Running stairs is a GREAT way to burn calories and build lower body definition but you still need to vary your workout for the best results! Here is a 60 minute stair workout to keep your body guessing.