Lacrosse – Warm-Up Exercises

Lacrosse Warm-Up Exercises

In addition to stretching, lacrosse players should perform warm-up exercises in order to loosen their muscles and increase their heart rate. These exercises should take place before starting any lacrosse training session. According to the Mayo Clinic, “Warming up may help prepare your body for aerobic activity. Warming up gradually revs up your cardiovascular system, increases blood flow to your muscles and raises your body temperature. Jumping into an aerobic workout without preparing your body could lead to such problems as muscle strain or injury.”

If you are looking for warm-up drills (i.e. line drills), please visit our section on Lacrosse Warm-Up Drills. All stretches and exercises should be supervised by a trained lacrosse coach or fitness instructor in order to prevent injuries and to ensure the proper technique is utilized.

Examples of Lacrosse Warm-Up Exercises

  • Ankle Bounces
  • Arm Circles or Shoulder Rotations
  • Burpees
  • Butt Kicks
  • Carioca Drills or Karaoke Drills
  • Chain Breakers or Cross Body Arm Swings
  • Frankenstein Walks
  • High Knee Jog
  • Jog In Place
  • Jumping Jacks
  • Leg Swings
  • Mountain Climbers
  • Power Skips
  • Run Backwards
  • Run Sideways
  • Squat Thrusts
  • Torso Twists or Trunk Twists, Oblique Twists, etc.
  • Walking Lunges

Videos of Lacrosse Warm-Up Exercises

 

Reference Sources

  1. Mayo Clinic, Aerobic exercise: How to warm up and cool down, http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/exercise/SM00067

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