Soccer players are some of the best-conditioned athletes in the world—Each match is like a million mini HIIT workouts rolled into one. Just check out these 11 fittest MLS players and these fit Premier League players for proof!
But here, we’re talking about La Liga players—and one forward in particular: Álvaro Negredo, who plays for Valencia CF. The New Balance-sponsored striker is known as the “Beast,” and he certainly instills fear in players of opposing teams with his speed and—yes—strength. Strikers in particular must be able to sprint—but also have great leg strength, particularly in their calves. During a recent New Balance media event where they unveiled upgrades to their Visaro boot and evolved the Furon boot (which Negredo wears), we talked to him about getting geared up on and off the field, how he maintains those calves—and more.
Check out our Q&A with him on the next page >>>