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Sport-Specific Strength-Training Exercises for the Sport of Lacrosse

Pistilli, Emidio E; Ginther, Geoff; Larsen, Jen

Strength & Conditioning Journal: August 2008 - Volume 30 - Issue 4 - pp 31-38
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e31817d1cf7
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THE SPORT OF LACROSSE HAS HAD A STEADY INCREASE IN PARTICIPATION AT ALL LEVELS OF COMPETITION (I.E., HIGH SCHOOL, COLLEGE, CLUB SPORT). SPORT-SPECIFIC TRAINING PROGRAMS SHOULD BE DEVELOPED FOR ALL PHASES OF TRAINING, INCLUDING OFF-SEASON, PRE-SEASON, AND IN-SEASON. THE FOLLOWING STRENGTH TRAINING EXERCISES WERE DEVELOPED FOLLOWING AN IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS OF THE MOVEMENT PATTERNS PERFORMED DURING A COLLEGIATE LACROSSE GAME AND ARE INTENDED FOR ATHLETES TRAINING AT THE COLLEGIATE LEVEL. THESE EXERCISES, PERFORMED DURING PRE-SEASON TRAINING, CAN AID ATHLETES IN PREPARING FOR THE COMING COMPETITIVE SEASON BY ADDRESSING THE MOVEMENT PATTERNS PERFORMED DURING COMPETITION.

1Department of Physiology and the Pennsylvania Muscle Institute at the University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia Pennsylvania; 2Department of Intercollegiate Athletics University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon

Emidio E. Pistilli is a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Physiology and the Pennsylvania Muscle Institute at the University of Pennsylvania.

Geoff Ginther is an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Oregon, Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.

Jen Larsen is the Head Women's Lacrosse Coach at the University of Oregon, Deparment of Intercollegiate Athletics, and an Assistant Coach with the United States Women's Lacrosse Development Squad.

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