Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Weight Training in off-season
> > Tarheel,
> > You couldn't be more wrong. The ability to be consistent is the most wanted characteristic
> > that managers and coaches look for and want in a hitter. If a hitter hits 10 home runs the
> > first half of the season but hits none the second half because he had no endurance
> > training in his lift routine, he has not reached his power potential for those equally
> > important games later in the season. The last game is just as important if not more
> > important than the first game of a season, so training for just one short burst is not the
> > way to go. The season is not a sprint, nor is it a marathon, but it is a marathon of sprints.
> > Training like a power lifter will shorten the life of that power in a long baseball season.
> > Jimmy
> Jimmy the facts I posted came straight out of Gene Colemans (strength and conditioning coach for the Houston Astros) 52 week baseball training book. I literally wrote the exact words out of the training manuel. If you want to disagree with that kind of experience than be my guest.
You are right on the money. Cutting edge research shows that baseball players benefit greatly from intense fast paced work outs with rest periods between moves. Many people confuse this concept with body building workouts that target specific muscles. Base ball players benefit more from short, but maximum effort exercies that target legs, core muscles and the body's frame. I would say that you have done some ACTUAL research and know what you are talking about. Way to go!!
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