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It’s October and everyone seems to have baseball fever! With only a few weeks until the World Series the brackets are shaping up. Will the San Francisco Giants be the team to hold the trophy at the end of it all, or will a new champion reign? The world will know soon enough starting October 27th.
After a long 162 games, we will know which teams and players set the proper foundation to prepare their athletes body for this long, strenuous season. There is no in-season success without the hard work and dedication that comes with the off-season. Having continuous productive performances after three game series, countless hours traveled and barely any off days, stems from off the field training.
If you’re a pitcher or a position player, with as much diverse movements at a second’s instance that baseball requires, there’s always something to train for. “Pitchers need an adequate aerobic capacity to fully recover between their intensive bouts of anaerobic power (e.g., pitching) and position players need it between their anaerobic bouts of power (e.g., sprinting the field, running the bases, and swinging the bat),” (1). Anaerobic power is the maximum amount of power put forth during an all out moment of activity. Where aerobic capacity refers to the amount of energy an individual can put forth as measured by oxygen consumption over a longer time frame. So if your pitching every 25 seconds or making that once a game, diving catch to get the out, your body has to be prepared.
Here at The Center for Athletic Performance and Physical Therapy our team of physical therapists, certified strength and conditioning specialist and former MLB players and couches can help get you ready for your upcoming season. If your playing for you school, college, MiLB or MLB, our off-season training will help improve hitting techniques, throwing techniques and overall game.
We can help you recognize your playing style and needs by determining which training programs will be best for you. Are you the extremely explosive player who has fast legs, fast swing and a quick reaction? Or maybe you’re the slightly slower athlete, but are strong with potentially slower swings, but the proper amount of strength to consistently hit the ball over the fence. Either way, we will help optimize your playing potential.
Our program focuses on:

  1. Keeping our athletes as healthy as possible
  2. Enhanced speed, agility and lateral movement
  3. Developing bat speed and rotational power
  4. Developing arm strength
  5. Blending specific baseball skills with strength and conditioning

Contact Don Jupp at (480) 585-6810 or Don@rebuildingchampions.com for scheduling and more information! Regardless of your level, come train with us. If your just making the transition to bigger fields and heavier bats or if your next aspiration is improving your draft stock, come to The Center for Athletic Performance and Physical Therapy and let us help you recognizer your dream!
 
References:

  1. DiLallo, Matt. “Methods for Training Baseball Players”. National Strenght and Conditioning Association. N/P Date. Web. 2 October 2015.