When I train my baseball or softball specific clients it’s a much different approach than when I train non athletes or my adults clients. First baseball is a sport with a lot of change of direction and rotation so the core of my programs focus on explosive rotational movements with a lot of agility. My non athletes depending on their goals are approached with a focus to build lean muscle and decrease body fat (improve BMI).
Baseball and softball players bodies at the collegiate or professional level are tested thru a grueling 70-180 game season so our goal is to build a foundation at the beginning of our off season training then move into the pre season aspect which I want to peak their strength and power and finally moving into the in season I want them to be able to maintain their strength and power. Here is a type of workout I would construct for a baseball player:
Off-Season: (12-16 weeks) 4 days
Pre-Season (4-8 weeks) : 3 days:
- Power/Strength 2. Agility 3. Power/Strength
In-Season: 2 days:
Adapt schedule so the agility workout day will always be closest to game day
Post By: Rick Saggese, XFS, CSAC