When life becomes busy and your free time starts to dwindle as you work to balance school and your social life with travel, games, and practice, it’s easy for other parts of your routine to get left behind. One of the most common of those parts to be neglected is strength training. Even though, due to schedule demands, training at the same frequency isn’t possible, it’s still important to maintain some type of strength training routine during the baseball season.
About Mike Sirani
Mike Sirani is the Co-Owner of Capital District Sport and Fitness located in Round Lake, NY. He is a strength coach and massage therapist and works with clients everyday helping them to look, feel, move, and perform better. He holds a degree in Exercise Science from Springfield College and massage therapy from Cortiva Institute. He interned at Conca Sport and Fitness and Cressey Sports Performance. Sirani is a certified strength and conditioning coach through the NSCA. Mike is also a New England RPS Record Holder in the Squat, Bench Press and Deadlift. He played collegiate baseball at Springfield College and is an avid golfer.
Most of us are here because of our shared love for one thing: baseball. Throughout our careers, we all grow to appreciate the little things: the smell of freshly cut grass, the POP of the catcher’s mitt, and taking in the view from the dugout, eager to put life’s troubles aside for the next few hours. Unfortunately, many of us don’t get to experience these things forever. So why do we end up parting ways with the game we love? The end of the road usually comes down to one of three things: injury, burnout, or you weren’t good enough to compete at the next level. To help those who’ve had to prematurely walk away from doing what they love most, this article will go over how you can put building blocks in place from when you were playing on your local Little League team all the way through the professional level to ensure your longevity in the game.