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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Weight Training in off-season

Posted by: Tarheel08 () on Mon Jan 29 13:41:16 2007


I agree with you that improving your cardiovascular endurance would benefit in a number of ways, and that all atheletes in general should have a good fundamental fitness base in which they can do activities for long periods of time. Pitchers for example need to do a lot of cardiovascular work to keep there staminia up throughout the entire game. But as far as increasing power at the plate, cardiovascular work does not make sense. A baseball swing is a quick, all out activity that does not need alot of endurance. Its the difference between a sprint and a 5k, between fast twitch muscles and slow twitch muscles. You brought up consistency before. Consistency does not come from physical endurance. Consistency at the plate results from hours of practice, good mechanics and mental toughness.



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