Lacrosse Players: Improve Your Mobility to Increase Your Speed and Shot Power

Improve your mobility to increase your on-field speed for lacrosse and get more power on your shots.

The game of lacrosse is all about power and speed. But behind these two key attributes is something that often gets ignored in young, developing lacrosse players—mobility. Mobility involves the ability to take your joints through their full range of motion, uninhibited by tight muscles or connective tissue. You don't have to move like a gymnast or a yogi, but you should be able to perform lacrosse skills with no limitations.

A tight and immobile t-spine reduces rotation and extension of the upper back, which limits how hard you can shoot a ball. The range of motion on your shot will be abbreviated, restricting your power.

"You need to be able to get your hands back when you're shooting," explains Christensen. "Having a mobile t-spine is going to help you get your hands back, allowing you to shoot harder as well as more accurately."

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Topics: LACROSSE | WORKOUTS | BRIDGEATHLETIC | MOBILITY | POWER | EXERCISE | LOWER BACK | RANGE OF MOTION | SPINE | UPPER BACK