Thanks to advancements in sports science, the days of trekking up mountains and running marathons to build aerobic fitness are long gone. In it’s place, we tailor our training sessions to much more accurately resemble our activity during a game. So, rather than a long distance jog around the local community, we focus on high-intensity interval training on the beach. Lynx treats their pre-season period as the ideal (and indeed only) time for developing their team’s tactical understanding and long-lasting fitness.
Sand training is one of the best ways for athletes to improve their overall conditioning. The soft sand provides a low impact surface that’s easy on the body, resulting in a safer workout. Because sand is a soft, unstable substance, your lower body—especially your ankles and feet—become stronger because of the greater force needed to move around. This translates to developing stronger legs, which results in a more powerful body capable of exerting greater amounts of force into the ground.