Let’s face it, the baseball season is long and grueling. Practices & games just about everyday will slowly break down the body if you don’t take care of it. With this said, you cannot train the same way in-season as you did in the off-season. Often times, baseball players try this & they realize it’s just too much & they give up. This is a major mistake because you’ll get weaker as the season goes on.
Here at GameChanger we make a few simple changes to our baseball players training program during the season to get them stronger as the season goes on , while their competition is getting weaker.
3 In-Season Training Tips
In-Season Training Tip #1 – Do Shorter Workouts
In-season workouts should be shorter compared to your off-season workouts. The ideal time for an in-season workout is 30-45 minutes. This is just enough time to get into the gym do your recovery, regeneration work and your strength training.
In-Season Training Tip # 2 –Focus More On Recovery
If you want to feel good during the season and avoid injury, you have to take care of your body. You cannot neglect the importance of soft tissue work and proper mobility training in-season. This should be prioritized in your in-season workouts. We always make sure our athletes leave the gym feeling better then they came in.
In-Season Training Tip # 3 –Do Less Volume
During the season you don’t need to do as many sets and reps compared to the off-season. Instead of doing 3 x 10, try doing 3 x 6 or 3 x 8; less volume equals less soreness.
These are just a few of the changes we make to our in-season training sessions at GameChanger. While most baseball players don’t find time to train in-season, the ones that train with us actually get stronger as the season goes on. When everyone else is getting tired and starting to break down, our baseball players are hitting their peak and are prepared for the most important games of the year.
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