The 13-Exercise Duke Lacrosse Dynamic Warm-Up

Prepare for lacrosse practice or a game with this dynamic warm-up developed by the strength coach for the Duke lacrosse team.

As a lacrosse player, you're probably accustomed to performing some type of warm-up before your workouts, practices and games, but it may not be enough. A dynamic warm-up prepares your body to perform at its peak from the first faceoff. It also reduces your chance of sustaining an injury caused by playing at full speed with cold, tight muscles.It sounds like a no-brainer to focus on this aspect of your performance, right? Unfortunately, it's an afterthought in the minds of many lacrosse players and coaches.

Carl Christensen, strength coach for Duke University lacrosse and a consultant for BridgeLacrosse, frequently sees young players overlook—or outright ignore—this critical part of their preparation. He says, "Watching high school camps, many kids don't even warm up. Or sometimes, only half the team warms up, while attackmen go shoot on the goalkeeper—and then they start playing."

Every lacrosse player should commit to performing a dynamic warm-up with as much conviction as they would when approaching a workout. You can't go through the motions or jog around the field and expect to reap the full benefits of a proper warm-up.

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