I'm back playing football for the first time in years and I'm looking for advice and guidance. Without sounding like I have a big head I am a very good player who has always played at a decent level. Just getting back into it after such a long time away is difficult and I find I'm struggling with my strength, fitness, sharpness and quickness in the game especially 2nd half / last 20 minutes.
I'm a keen gym goer and my workouts consist of squats, deadlifts, chins, dips etc. I would consider my diet to be fairly good as well with the odd "cheat" days. All in moderation of course.
I'm wondering though if there are any more sport specific exercises I could be doing? The position I play is centre back. I'm looking for a workout routine that could help me get an extra 10/20 % out of my game.
I was considering of trying to add in some speed and agility training and hiit training as well.
Any advice and pointers please? Or any suggestions of a work out routine?
Thanks in advance