Well, besides the obvious; you need to be in shape to play lacrosse, here are some other reasons for spending some time working out this summer.
1) Don’t you want to look good? You did way to may burpees this spring to just stop now. Concentrate on performing better (getting strong, running better, and eating right) and your body will take care of itself. 20-30 minutes of intense exercise a day (5x per week) will increase your metabolism, build muscle, and increase your work capacity. Add a good diet to the mix and your body will have no choice but to lean out.
2) I mentioned performance in reason #1, but here it is again. As a national championship contender, we are chasing optimal performance. The team that dedicates themselves to taking the extra steps in the off season is that much closer to reaching their goals at the end of the season. Imagine are sticks being so sharp that we don’t have to spend time on passing and catching drills; instead we’re perfecting our defense!
3) Generally speaking, for every day that you do nothing, it takes about two days of work to get back to where you were. So, instead of taking the whole summer off and spending the entire fall to get back into shape, let’s keep a good level of fitness during the summer so we do burpees with a smile in the fall:)
Check out our Nutrition link to learn about what you should be
eating. I’ll let you know why we need to eat this way next week.
Run 1 mile (4 laps on a track/16x up and down a lax field)
Rest 6 minutes
Run 1/2 mile (2 laps on a track/8x up and down a lax field)
Rest 4 minutes
Run 1/4 mile (1 lap on a track/4x up and down a lax field)
6-8 feet from the wall,
100 right quick stick
100 left quick stick
100 right, catch ball on left side of body (stick is still in right hand)
100 left, catch ball on right side of body (stick is still in left hand)
3 Rounds for time:
30 Walking Lunges - back knee brushes the ground
Long Jump Burpees back to the start - do a burpee and jump as far as you can. The further you jump the less burpees you have to do.