With so many different philosophies amongst baseball coaches and athletes regarding training, arguably the most important aspect is consistency. The following article explains how consistency can be applied to nearly all parts of a training program to place athletes and/or coaches in the best position to succeed.
Baseball players have been swinging weighted implements in the on-deck circle for what seems like forever. However, an in-depth look at the research surrounding these tools shows that most of them might have no effect, or even a negative effect on performance, and lends credence to the idea that there might be a better way to warm up before hitting.
Make no mistake; thoughts become things. If a pitcher thinks, “don’t walk this guy” or “that pitch was a strike” and allows that thought to occupy his mind, the thought will lead to that reality. As a result, your focus will be not on the execution of the next pitch but on the emotion from the distracting thought. This takes focus away from the task at hand and any pitch thrown without trust, confidence and conviction will not lead to a positive result. Bob Tewksbury shares a story from his new book, Ninety Percent Mental, on how MLB pitcher Jon Lester started using mental imagery to enhance his baseball pitching performance.
This article will provide you with information on how baseball players can properly train in-season so you’re able to preserve strength, limit muscular soreness, and dominate of the field! Specific topics covered in this article: exercises to include in your in-season training, exercises to exclude in-season, and general in-season training guidelines.