Livehealthy.chron.com pointed out that the best soccer players in the world are masters of speed and control. Those attributes are directly related to power and strength. It takes muscular endurance and explosiveness to have real soccer kicking strength. You can perform targeted leg exercises that will build your reactive power and allow you to perform strong kicks throughout the entire game.
Single Leg Workout
To build kicking strength for soccer, start with single leg exercises. The single leg stepup is an exercise that works all of the major muscle groups of the leg and you can progressively add difficulty as you go. Start with a stable platform that is 1 to 2 feet off the ground. Place a single foot on the platform, evenly distributing your weight across the foot. Step up onto the platform, maintaining your balance and then step back down to the floor. Repeat for nine to 12 repetitions per leg. You can stagger different platform heights or use an unstable platform to make this exercise even more difficult.
Down and Up Again
The dumbbell split squat is a great exercise for strengthening the gluteus maximus, quadriceps and hamstrings. Stand with your legs split apart, with one leg farther in front of the body and one leg behind. Hold two medium weight dumbbells in each hand with your palms facing inward. Now, bend at the hips and knees. Keep your back straight and squat down toward the floor. Maintain tension on the muscle and don’t allow your back knee to touch the floor. Unlike the alternating lunge, in the split squat, you workout a single leg for eight to 12 repetitions and then switch legs between sets.
Muscular Endurance Routine
Being able to perform the same repetitive motions over and over again takes muscular endurance. One of the best ways to build soccer kicking strength is to use soccer kicking drills. You can perform basic, bodyweight soccer kicks or use light ankle weights to build more strength. For kicking drills, set up seven to 10 soccer balls in a row parallel to the goal. Start with the ball closest to your kicking leg and practice your free kick. Set up the kicking line at different lengths and angles from the goal on the field and repeat the basic kicking drill.
The power clean is an exercise that builds the hip and knee extenders, primary muscles used for explosive soccer kicks. Use a back support belt and a trainer to help spot you on the weight. Start by standing in front of a barbell, loaded with medium to heavy weights. Kneel down and grip the bar with a wide overhand grip. Keep your arms straight and lift the bar by extending your hips and knees. When the barbell reaches your thighs, rotate the shoulders and flip the bar up to your shoulders. Extend your legs to to full extension and then lower the bar back to the floor. Only go for five repetitions of this heavy weightlifting exercise.