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The Coolest Winter Workout Trends for Lacrosse Players

Posted by Tom Hallissey on Dec 15, 2017 10:00:00 AM

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There may be snow on the ground, but that’s no reason to stop off-season training. If the cold weather has broken your rhythm, try spicing up your routine with the latest winter workout trends.

The Workout Trends that will Dominate 2018

Lacrosse players are always looking for an edge that can help their team win more games. While traditional workouts can deliver consistent results, new trends in physical fitness could also potentially help you grow quicker and stronger this winter.

1)      Wearable Technology

Wearable technology, like FitBit and Apple Watch, is an increasingly popular way to track and improve workouts. You can use devices like these to give you progress updates and notify you when you reach your goals. They also have the capability to monitor your heart rate, your work load, your pace and the calories you burn.

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2)      CrossFit

CrossFit is another fitness trend currently sweeping the nation. Although it has a hardcore reputation, it is accessible to anyone interested in personal improvement. CrossFit is the perfect place to build strength through high intensity training of basic movement patterns, like running, jumping, squatting and pulling. If you are interested in becoming a well-rounded athlete, CrossFit may be your ticket.

3)      Apps

In 2018, technology will continue to have a huge influence on workout trends. From food tracking to meditation, apps are now offering high-quality content, engaging communities and personalization features. They provide new ways to measure performance that can help improve your overall physical fitness results.

4)      Pitaya

Pitaya is one of the latest food crazes. This superfood, which is the fruit of several cactus species, is abundant in antioxidants that destroy free radicals and ward off diseases. It is now a popular addition to athlete’s diets, because it is rich in fiber and calcium as well as vitamins A and C.

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5)      Boxing

Today, people of all walks of life are turning to boxing as a way to stay in shape. The sweet science is currently enjoying a renaissance in the gym, because it combines functional training, intervals and total-body workouts.

3 Boxing Workouts to Try

  • Shadow Boxing
  • Speed Bag
  • Heavy-Bag

6)      Yoga

While it may not appear to be overly athletic, yoga can have many benefits for lacrosse players. The ancient art of yoga has stood the test of time, because its low-impact routines provide important health benefits, including:

  • Relieving Stress
  • Improving Strength
  • Increasing Flexibility
  • Sharpening the Mind
  • Easing Pain
  • Improving Sleep
  • Elevating Mood

By incorporating these workout trends into your routine, you can transform dull winter exercises into something fresh and exciting.

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