Complete Conditioning for Baseball

Today’s players are bigger, stronger, and faster than ever before. A focused conditioning program has become essential to on-the-field success. Complete Conditioning for Baseball features a comprehensive training approach that builds players’ physical abilities as well as the baseball-specific skills their positions require. Steve Tamborra, strength and conditioning coach for 60 AP Collegiate All-Americans, 16…

200 & 400 Meters (Further Development)

400 Meters Pacing, Endurance, Race Plan Warm-up Controlled Fartlek You will need cones and a stopwatch. Talk to your team about pacing and have them come up with descriptions of different paces. For example, a sprint could be called “running for the bus.” Include at least four speeds (walking, jogging, running, and sprinting). To begin…

Recovery more important than Quantity of Training

Recovery Training Effect = Work x Recovery In simple terms, if we take T (training) to be one unit for a typical session, then to make the TE (training effect) actually show the benefits of the training, the R (recovery) needs to be at least equal to one. But most people aren’t adequately recovering. In…

Meal Plan for Runner Short Distance Sprinter

Meal Plan for Runner Short Distance Sprinter Meal Plan for Runner Short Distance Sprinter Short distance running are the sprinting events 400m and below. Also at these short distances muscular power and anaerobic metabolism come into play and there is no endurance element. Training as a short distance runner will involve weight training 3-4 times…

Plyometric Articles

Plyometric Articles Plyometric Program Article Provider SportSpecific.com The text below outlines a 10-week program that progresses from low to medium to high-intensity exercises over a period of six weeks. Remember that this program is only an outline and you can develop your own program with numerous variations. For descriptions of exercises consult “Jumping into Plyometrics”…

The Importance of Recovery (rev 1)

Many athletes are already training at their physical limits. By adding any additional training sessions to their current schedule would likely lead to over training. Eventually this can cause physical burnout. It is not the actual training that makes the athlete fitter, but the recovery that allows for performance improvements. If you fail to recover you…