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.
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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.
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.
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 […]
Yoga. It used to be what you thought girls did instead of lifting weights, but it’s way more than that. I was fortunate enough to be exposed to yoga at a young age when my mom dragged me to a class one Sunday morning in 7th grade. For the first 15 minutes, I could not […]
Check out this awesome workout video, giving an inside look at one of Paul Rabil’s training sessions.
Goal Guardian board member Ted Glynn, a three-time starter and MVP at Kean University, former Owner/General Manager of the Reading Rockets in the Professional Lacrosse League (PLL) and a goaltending instructor in northern New Jersey, sat down with us to answer a few questions for our second installment of the Guardian Goaltending Interview Series.
Wall Ball is the easiest way to improve your stick work in a short amount of time. Develop good habits with proper technique. Shoulders turned, feet moving, arms back and away from your body.
This week’s Reader Poll is all about self improvement!
U-19 USMNT players Dan Seglio and Mike Tagliaferri teach you how to improve your game!
So you want to play lacrosse in college, do you? We’ve got TEN relatively simple steps you can take to make sure that you have as good a chance as anyone else out there. This is your key to becoming the total package!
This week’s Hot Pot looks at training in November. Quint Kessenich had some great thoughts on November training, and we have a couple of points to add to his great Oath List!
Blowout wins and losses happen in lacrosse games. But are coaches dealing with them in the right way? Is traditional knowledge of slowing it down, passing and subbing enough? Or are both teams getting shortchanged?
Connor Wilson is claiming that with one simple change in philosophy, teams can improve drastically. And it starts with the coaches! Does this theory hold any water whatsoever? If you disagree, knock Connor down a peg or two… but this seems pretty solid!