Harper Collins author of the fitness book ReSYNC Your Life, founder of Health Fitness Revolution and 4 times Number 1 fitness trainer in America, Samir Becic, is comparing each world cup team on their fitness levels and predicting who he thinks are the fittest teams in the Quarterfinals based on his unique 11-point fitness comparison of each team.
Samir has been comparing the teams on their physical fitness after each match and feels he can predict the quarterfinal fitness levels of each team with 80% certainty. Samir has created a unique mathematical formula that is based on judging 11 different fitness components that were measured in previous games. This does not mean that each teams fitness level will remain the same throughout the tournament, each game will fluctuate based on performance…
Samir is the first fitness expert to analyze each country based on their fitness level in the World Cup 2018.
Stay tuned for Samir’s Quarterfinal Predictions, coming SOON!
*Note: Samir is not a soccer/football expert nor does he follow the sport regularly. His assessments are solely based on his analysis of physical fitness.
Fitness is a crucial part of every game and the European teams have not displayed improvement in their fitness levels since the last World Cup while the other countries have. The two exceptions to this are France and Croatia.
My analysis uses an 11 point criteria + 4 top secret ones including strength, strength endurance, body composition, cardio, flexibility, stamina, speed, agility, coordination, power, and balance.
Fitness analysis of Belgium vs. Japan AKA European boxing vs. Shotokan Karate 🙂 and Brazil vs. Mexico AKA Brazilian Jiu Jitsu vs. Latino style boxing.
Belgium vs. Japan: My prediction was 54%-46% advantage to Belgium. But after the game, I would say 51%-49% advantage to Belgium.
– Romely Lukaku #9 on the Belgium team had 7-10lbs more weight on him then he should.
– The Japanese team had more explosive power and quickness.
– Based on my 15 point criteria, before the game, I had Belgium stronger in 9 out of the 15 and Japan in 4, 2 were even. After the game, my conclusion would be 8 Belgium vs. 7 Japan
Brazil vs. Mexico: I had 57%-43% advantage to Brazil before the game. After the game, I would give 55%-45% advantage Brazil.
-I gave Brazil an advantage in 11 out of the 15. 2 were equal, and 2 to Mexico.
– After the game, I would give Brazil 9 out of the 15, 2 equal, and 4 to Mexico.
– I suggest Brazil improve their physical strength and Mexico work on coordination and agility.
Sweden vs. Switzerland:
Before the game started I was giving Sweden 52%-48%. I was almost correct in my analysis.
-Both teams had great fitness with minor differences. I would give the Swedish team advantage coordination and the Swiss team advantage power and stamina.
-An excellent example of power: the ability of a muscular unit or combination of muscular unit to apply maximum force in minimum time. Swiss player #23 Shaquiri displayed the effects of power only second to Messi and Ronaldo.
-As I said, both teams were displaying great fitness until the last moment based on my 15 point criteria that I am judging them on. My analysis uses an 11 point criteria + 4 top secret ones including strength, strength endurance, body composition, cardio, flexibility, stamina, speed, agility, coordination, power, and balance.
-My recommendation to both teams are to improve their agility, flexibility, and balance.
Fitness analysis England vs. Colombia:
-From a fitness standpoint of view, England is dominating the World Cup in terms of body composition (the amount of fat mass compared to lean muscle mass, bone and organs.) They also dominated over Colombia in strength, strength endurance, power, and stamina.
-Colombia dominated in agility and quickness.
-If these two teams would combine the strengths they have, they would be, from a fitness standpoint of view, one of the fittest teams.
-My analysis uses an 11 point criteria + 4 top secret ones including strength, strength endurance, body composition, cardio, flexibility, stamina, speed, agility, coordination, power, and balance.
-My recommendation to England is to improve their agility, quickness, and speed- if they do this, they will be in top shape.