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Should kickers and punters only train one side of their body?

With respect to their specialty traits, then yes, only kick/punt with the dominant side.  In terms of sports performance training, the goal should be to strive for as much balance as possible.  This will delay the ill-effects of wear and tear that occur over a season (definitely a career) of doing one repetitive motion on just one side of the body. Training can create balance, enhance resiliency, and if done really well - can add a few more yards of distance or tenths of seconds of hang time. This is especially valuable for the plant leg. By increasing the stability, strength and power within plant leg, increases in performance can be transferred to the kicking/punting leg more effectively.

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