Hi all, first time on this forum. This is a bit of a weird question and I’m not sure if this is the right forum to ask it: I love soccer and typically play (recreationally) around 2-3 times a week (along with some other team sports, more occasionally). I saw a couple people here either currently play or formerly played.
However, with football seasons cancelled this year (and with me moving to a place with a proper winter), I got into cycling a few months ago with TR. I love cycling training so far and it’s nice seeing my FTP go up, but I’m also interested in training as a way to keep (or better yet, improve on) my fitness for playing football and other sports. I’m curious (a) will this even work, or are the two sports totally orthogonal? I see a lot of professional players using Zwift/TR/etc in the offseason/during recovery so I’m hopeful it will. (b) Are there specific plans/disciplines I should target or avoid?