Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Off Season Softball Workout Routine
The off season is the perfect day to begin your softball training routine. By starting now, you will be in prime shape when your team takes the field for the first time and you will find yourself hitting the ball farther and harder and your reflexes will be quicker, allowing you to make plays you may not have been able to make last season.
By Evan Pfaff
The off season is the perfect day to begin your softball training routine.
By starting now, you will be in prime shape when your team takes the field for the first time and you will find yourself hitting the ball farther and harder and your reflexes will be quicker, allowing you to make plays you may not have been able to make last season.
The most important muscles you need to hone for hitting are your legs and abdominal area. To get these muscles softball-ready, short powerful reps are recommended.
You will want to break these sets up, and not do them all in one day, or your muscles will be overworked and you will get less of a workout towards the end of your routine. You will probably want to lift every other day, and do cardio on your off days. It is also a good idea to rest your muscles, so your week may consist of Monday, Wednesday, Friday lifting and then cardio on Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays while taking Sunday off. You can mix up these days to meet your schedule, but make sure you are working out regularly if you want to impress your teammates come game time.
As with any routine, the weight you lift is 100% based on your body. Do try and increase your weight every few weeks, so that you are getting stronger and working your muscles out to their max.
The sets you will want to focus on are:
Incline Bench Press
Wrist Curls (really good for hitting)
Don't wait for your manager or commish to contact you about playing next season. Prepare today, so that when the ump yells "PLAY BALL!" you will already be at the top of your game.
Evan Pfaff is co-owner of Who's In First.
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