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 made clear, that players must posses size, strength, power, speed, agility and endurance. LAX players require a high body-weight to cope with the aggressive physical contact in the game. however, a higher than average body-weight must be coupled with a low body fat percentage as players are required to maneuver quickly around the field of play.
From a sports conditioning point of view, we know that 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. That said, 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 another vital element of a LAX training program – for all positions. For example, as in Soccer or Rugby,, 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.