Lacrosse Condiditioning Workouts
Lacrosse conditioning workouts are important for lacrosse players to perform on a regular basis as they must be able to run up and down the lacrosse field all game, as well as be tough and strong enough to take hits from players on the opposing team. Some of these lacrosse conditioning workouts consist of endurance training while others consist of working out and strengthening your muscles. Doing these lacrosse conditioning workouts on a regular basis will not only make you a better lacrosse player but also faster and stronger in other athletic sports.
- Sprint and Jog Lacrosse Conditioning Workouts. As you are having to run most of the time you are playing on a lacrosse field, it is important to do these sprint and jog lacrosse conditioning workouts so that you are in shape to play the whole game. These workouts consist of sprinting the length of the lacrosse field and then sprinting back. Players should then jog the length and jog back, allowing 45 seconds to a minute for active recovery, before sprinting again. Do at least five sets of these in a row.
- Field Cones. This is another lacrosse conditioning drill that mixes jogging and running consistently around the lacrosse field. Cones should be set up around the lacrosse field, on each corner of the field, along the sidelines and in the middle. They should be clearly numbered, one through eight, or however many cones have been set up. Players should start at one numbered cone and should be told to sprint or jog to whatever number of cone the coach calls out. This should be done for ten to fifteen minutes straight.
- Strength Stations. Lacrosse conditioning workouts should also build upper body muscles for lacrosse players, beyond just improving their endurance. This can be done by setting up different stations around the lacrosse field and have players rotate between each of these stations over a set amount of time. At one station they will have to do nothing but push-ups, at another station they will have to shuffle back and forth between two cones that are ten yards apart, at another station they will have to do lateral hops and at another they will have to do burpees or prisoner squats. Players should be kept at each station for at least a minute straight, if not longer.