Jump Higher, React Faster, Be Stronger in Lacrosse
By Christine Danielson PT, DPT, OCS
Just picture it: 30 seconds left on the clock, tie game. Coach calls a timeout and lays out the plan. Win the draw, pass it down field, run the play, shoot, SCORE! Game over and add another W to the list! When you look at the end game stats, the team that wins is also more often than not the team that wins more of the draws. But it’s not just about the center, the person actually taking the draw—it’s who can get to the ball fastest and gain control. In order to do that, you need speed, strength, and the ability to control your stick using one arm if needed. Here are FX Physical Therapy’s top exercises to help you jump higher, react faster, be stronger!
Remember: As with all exercises, form is more important than number of repetitions or the time of the hold. These exercises are best done with a partner or in front of a mirror so you can stay accountable and make sure the form stays perfect.
Getting ready for LAX season? The FX Physical Therapy team is here to help you in any way we can! We offer musculoskeletal assessments and can review your technique on the above exercises!