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Author Archive | Jace Derwin
Coach Jace is dropping knowledge on 3 Performance Habits that you can develop over the holidays, on the road and anywhere else you go to help turn training into a daily routine.
Today’s #WorkoutWednesday post is focused on how to lift weights to be more explosive, resulting in bigger hits on the lacrosse field.
The shoulder is very unique in that it is the most mobile join in the human body is used in nearly every human sporting action. And due to its large range of motion (ROM), the shoulder can end up in some highly stressful, unstable, injury-prone positions.
Injuries on the lacrosse field are, unfortunately, part of the game. It’s the same for any sport that involves contact, especially one where physicality is necessary to compete. While some elements of the game are unavoidable, what can make the difference in keeping you healthy and safe on the field is to focus on reducing […]
Whether you’re traveling, spending a week at grandma’s in the country, or stuck in an east Turkish prison, there is always time for some bodyweight training to maintain your strength.
Forearm and grip strength are often overlooked in a lacrosse athlete’s training plan—but definitely shouldn’t be. The muscles of the hand and forearm are the final point at which energy is transferred from your body into the stick.
I’m shedding the light on reasons why you might not be getting stronger in the gym!
Unless you are working with a strength coach, chances are you don’t have too much guidance in your off-season training. This can lead to a lot of common mistakes that many athletes make when trying to develop their fitness for the upcoming season.
Shooting is a dynamic skill that requires a lot of practice to develop. The right combination of strength, speed, and skill all play a part in shooting with high velocity.
While being fast is important for lacrosse, is speed really the main performance trait we should be training? How often do lacrosse players achieve top speed in a game? More often than not, a lacrosse athlete is either accelerating or decelerating in the midst of the game play.
Quickness is a must on while facing off, but a player also needs to be strong to take control of the battle.
Even though the game is tough on the body, there are some proactive steps you can take to make sure you avoid truly catastrophic injuries like ACL tears or pulled hamstrings. The key is making sure your body is operating with proper mechanics and structural integrity, and having the mental awareness to move your body […]
One of the things that makes lacrosse such an intense sport is the physicality and speed at which it is played. But to play it well, you need to have not only great speed and agility, but also a solid set of lungs and some serious grit to go with it.
LaxAllStars’ NEW Strength Training partner, Volt Athletics, lend tips about Warming Up like a Champ and preparing to play lacrosse at a higher level.