Lacrosse is a high-intensity game which the American Indians invented. It is very similar to soccer, but instead of kicking a ball through a goal, the object is to throw a ball into a goal with a lacrosse stick. Two teams move the ball up and down the field through a combination of running and passing the ball to each other via the lacrosse stick. Each team attempts to throw, or shoot, the ball into the opponents' goal. This sport often becomes very physical, resembling hockey. Fitness Expert recommends that those wishing to learn the sport should become involved at a school or in an organized league. To play lacrosse, one must become familiar with throwing and catching the ball, as well as basic stick-handling skills.
Lacrosse Equipment required
Lacrosse Applicable substitutions
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Muscle groups used
Primary muscles: quadriceps, hamstrings, shoulders, forearms, calves, biceps and triceps Assistance muscles: hip adductors, hip abductors (gluteal muscles, tensor fasciae latae), chest, upper back (latissimus dorsi, trapezius, rhomboids), obliques and abdominals
Approximately 0.064 Calories per minute per pound of body weight
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