A lacrosse (LAX) training program must carefully balance the rigours of one of the most strenuous team sports. LAX requires the physical and performance qualities of most other sports combined.
From research that has been completed, it is clear that players must posses size, strength, power, speed, agility and endurance. LAX players require a high bodyweight to cope with the aggressive physical contact in the game. However, a higher than average bodyweight must be coupled with a low body fat percentage as players are required to manoeuvre quickly around the field of play.
From a conditioning point of view then, LAX players are one of the few groups of athletes that will benefit from a phase of hypertrophy strength training to increase lean muscle mass. However, size is not the only objective. Maximal strength, explosive power and power endurance are also important outcomes of a strength training program.
Speed and agility training is also an important element of a LAX training program – for all positions. As with soccer or rugby for example, one of the challenges of designing a suitable lacrosse conditioning plan is combining all the required elements of fitness without one negatively affecting the other.
Here at Prime' we combine athletic experience, education, proven methods and a thorough understanding of the game to bring your LAX game to the next level.