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Lacrosse:

Lacrosse is a non – Olympic, infamous, and contact sport in which two teams compete against each other. Men`s teams and women`s teams consist of 10 players and 12 players, respectively. The players use a long-handled stick named lacrosse stick to catch, carry, pass and shoot a small rubber ball into their opponent`s goal.

Lacrosse competition is 4 quarters of 15 minutes in duration with totally 60 minutes.

Lacrosse 1 Canadian Academy of Sports Nutrition.www.caasn.com

Lacrosse:

Energy Systems*

Anaerobic, ATP – CP  

60%

Anaerobic, Glycolysis

15%

Aerobic

25%

Pre – Competition Carb Loading

No

Average Calories Burned per One Hour**

620

Endurance Diet Required

No

Risk of Muscle Breakdown (Rhabdomyolysis)***

Low

Risk of Sports Injuries

High

Benefits from Creatine****

Moderate

Fitness Demands

Agility      

Yes

Endurance

+

Explosive Power

Yes

Speed

Yes

       

*See “Energy Systems” under the section of “Sports Nutrition”.

**Your body weight and body metabolism are important elements affecting the average calories you burn during any physical activities. This is the average amount of calories burned by a person with a body weight of 155 Ibs (70 Kg) within one hour of this sport.

***See “Post – Exercise Rhabdomyolysis” under the section of “Athletic Disorders”.

****See “Creatine Monohydrate” under the section of “Sports – Performance Enhancers”.

 

 

 

 

 

For the “energy paths” of this sport, see theenergy mapbelow.

 

Lacrosse 2 Canadian Academy of Sports Nutrition.www.caasn.com

 

 

 

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