Lacrosse is an intense sport that requires a significant amount of conditioning to achieve peak performance. April is prime lacrosse season, so you need to make sure you prepare your body for this rigorous sport. At Advance Physical Therapy, we can help you get your body in optimal condition for lacrosse season!
Staying in Shape This Season
As a lacrosse player, you know that this sport can be taxing on your body. Throughout a game, you are using a vast amount of muscle strength with the need to frequently adjust your speed. This can all be very jarring if you have not adequately prepared for the season. You run the risk of fatigue and overworking yourself, which can increase your chance of injury. Here are some helpful exercises you can do to help condition and strengthen your body this season:
- Hill Sprints.
- Jump Rope.
- Wall Ball Drills.
- Weight Training.
How Can I Prevent Injuries?
It is vital that you work to prevent injuries before they happen. One wrong move could take you out of the game unexpectedly. Incorporating stretching before a game or seeking a physical therapist’s help to improve problem areas can all aid in prevention. We recommend that you do the following to keep yourself from getting hurt:
- Warm-up and stretch before your workouts and games.
- Continue your conditioning throughout the year, including during the off-season.
- Give your body adequate time to recover after a game or vigorous exercise.
- Don’t leave your pain or injuries untreated.
The best way to avoid injuries during an intense lacrosse season is to maintain your physicality. Our team can help you implement a sports specific workout routine to help you stay at the top of your game. If you are looking for ways to enhance your workout routine, do not hesitate to contact our team!
Contact Advance Physical Therapy!
Don’t neglect your strength training and conditioning this season. Keeping up with an active conditioning program ensures that you perform at the top level this season. Our team at Advance Physical Therapy can perform a fitness evaluation to ensure that you perform the safest and most effective exercises for your body. If you do suffer an injury, we offer physical therapy to help get you back in the game. Be sure to contact us today to schedule your appointment.