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Discussion: Off season training

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Nov. 29, 2009
stick8
1306 posts
Off season training
Now that 2009 is over we often hear many players say "I'm going to train hard to get in real good shape for next year"
What are some of the things that you do during the off season to get yourself in the best possible shape for the upcoming season?
Nov. 29, 2009
#6
Men's 60
1183 posts
weights,cardio and running.batting practice/ground balls and fly balls at least 3 times a week,,,,,without fail....nobody to hit with..go to a park and hit off a tee...good luck in 2010
Nov. 29, 2009
Dirty
Men's 50
1375 posts
Weights four times a week, stretching, cardio, agility, plyometrics, batting cages 3 times a week, and indoor games most every week.
Nov. 29, 2009
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2667 posts
I plan to hit off my tee, 3/4 times a week; live bp at least once a week.
Also, need to do the forearm exercises, rolling up 5lb weight on dowell, several times a day.
I need to start running, at minimum on treadmill.
Nov. 29, 2009
Lefty
Men's 65
485 posts
I work on my bat speed hitting off the tee. Like Bruce I feel if I work my wrist, forearm and upper body I might just might hit a little harder through the end field. It's been working for me in the past years.
Nov. 29, 2009
lazer larry
Men's 50
96 posts
Stick, you know our training program, don't you. LOL, Lazer
Nov. 29, 2009
butch17
Men's 55
415 posts
We do!! Do you use a heated tent in the parking lot? I bet you dont have a problem finding a place to park. LOL
Nov. 29, 2009
lazer larry
Men's 50
96 posts
Stick, shoot me an e-mail sometime to larry_vgl@yahoo.com. Hope you had a good Thankgiving. LazerLarry11
Nov. 29, 2009
lazer larry
Men's 50
96 posts
Butch17, hows it going bud. Who needs tents, we're a little farther south than you guys. We just use a little more internal medicine, if you know what i mean. It's only the end of Nov. and i'm starting to miss you boys. I do have to say we played golf yesterday and it was 70 and my score was almost 30+, but the Coors Light was about 30 degrees. A lot of the guys are tail gating to the Rams and the fun stops right after they close the tail gate. LOL, LazerLarry11
Nov. 29, 2009
butch17
Men's 55
415 posts
lazer larry,

doing good here already missing softball and its only been a couple or 3 weeks. have a great and safe holiday
Nov. 30, 2009
Webbie25
Men's 60
1985 posts
On the bicycle-made 3-15 mile rides this weekend and boy was the Sunday one cold. 38 degrees and a 25 mph east wind. At 57 if you let it go, you are done. Missing softball already.
Nov. 30, 2009
mad dog
Men's 60
3939 posts
do a lot of tee work,sometimes live bp if i can find someone to hit with.
i lift weights during the off season(also during,with lighter weight).have an elipitical that i look at in my bedroom,LOL.
Nov. 30, 2009
butch17
Men's 55
415 posts
In a few weeks will start hitting snoballs. Will have to keep in shade if they get too warm they don't perform well.

Happy Holidays
Dec. 1, 2009
stick8
1306 posts
Larry your teams training regimen must be 24/7, 365 days a year! lol
You have mail!!

Dec. 1, 2009
stick8
1306 posts
#6 I've seen some senior players in pretty phenomenal shape that the kids would do good to emulate!!
There's a definite consensus that weight training can be extremely beneficial to players getting in shape during the off-season. Do you find it more beneficial to lift heavier weights or lighter weights?
Dec. 1, 2009
#6
Men's 60
1183 posts
stick8,
I try to keep in shape all year round.I start with light weights, 3 sets of 10, then work my way up to the heavier weights 3 sets of 10, 3 times a week.
Dec. 1, 2009
stick8
1306 posts
Excellent #6. I'm kind of a workout freak. I'm in the gym a minimum of 5 days a week in the winter, sometimes 6 or all 7. In addition to being fit I believe it gives me a mental edge.
Are there any exercises that you know of and use that others can employ that would strictly be good for softball?
Dec. 1, 2009
CRUSADERVB
Men's 65
272 posts
YO BUTCH.....MY ''OFF SEASON'' TRAINING IS WE PLAY IN LEAGUES ON M-TU-WED & TH MORNINGS, THEN DRINK BEER IN THE AFTERNOONS. WE'RE PLAYING IN A TOURNAMENT THIS WEEKEND IN PEORIA, AZ. FROM NOW UNTIL MARCH 10TH WE HAVE 8 TOURNAMENTS LINED UP....WE WOULD PLAY MORE BUT IT'S GETTING CHILLY IN ARIZONIA, ONLY 75 TODAY. WE HAD BP THIS AFTERNOON, CLIFF WAS A NOW SHOW, WE COULDN'T GET HIM OUT OF THE BAR!!
HAVE A NICE WINTER BUTCH, KEEP YOUR SHOVEL HANDY!!
Dec. 1, 2009
DoubleL10
Men's 65
834 posts
Ron, I hate your guts (LOL)! Living in Arizona sure beats here in Oklahoma City in the winter; however, the summers here aren't so bad. I sure miss Houston this time oF year, that's for sure! LL
Dec. 1, 2009
#6
Men's 60
1183 posts
stick8, I run , do sit ups and the weights.I also go to the ballpark in the off season and run the bases and run out infield hits.Works for me..I didn't hit into one double play all year.(last year either)
Good luck......
Dec. 1, 2009
butch17
Men's 55
415 posts
Ron,

You know that would make me miserable and I thought we were friends!! Have the blade sitting next to four-wheeler. I can't believe you even got Cliff to go to a bar.
Have a nice holiday.
Dec. 1, 2009
CRUSADERVB
Men's 65
272 posts
LARRY...WHY IN THE WORLD WOULD ANYONE LEAVE HOUSTON FOR ANYWHERE IN OKLAHOMA?

BUTCH...CLIFF, OR AS WE CALL HIM HERE IN ARIZONA; OTIS CAMPBELL, CALLED ME 10 MINUTES AGO FROM A BAR, HARD TO BELIEVE!!
Dec. 1, 2009
DoubleL10
Men's 65
834 posts
Ron, My wife out-voted me 1-1 to move up here after we retired last year. Seriously, we moved for family reasons - her whole family is up here and still going strong. Maybe someday we'll head back South...
Dec. 1, 2009
Bob50
Men's 60
240 posts
Ron,
Cliff is doing his weight lifting. He starts with 12 ounces and works his way up to the heavy mugs. Tell Otis hello when you see him.

For the record the high tomorrow in Houston is forecast at 53. Games tomorrow night--probably not.
Dec. 1, 2009
mad dog
Men's 60
3939 posts
yeah it rained here today,no bp,arrgghh.
so cliff spends his winter time in AZ,butch why don't you do that,tell wifey its a business trip.LOL
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