I am currently 187 and I am looking to get up to between 210 and 215. I just ordered my second bottle of, , and . My workouts have been off focus lately, because my coach has been throwing all these different workouts at us. I recently started getting up at 5:10 am and doing ab stuff and stretching to get ready for the day, after that at around 6 I eat a pretty good sized breakfast. I then eat a snack (usually a protein granola bar and a piece of fruit) every 2-2 1/2 hours up until and after lunch until I get home for dinner which is usually around 6:30 or 7. I usually go to the gym Monday,Tuesday,Thursday,Friday . Starting this upcoming Monday I am going to start my own split routine so I can have consistency. I just need some suggestions on the best way to put on good defined muscle while maintaining flexibility for pitching, and also any diet/supplement suggestions. ( I also drink during, and after my workouts)
thank you all in advance, hopefully I get some good repsonses
Oh and I forgot to mention they had us running cross country for like the first 3 months we just barely finished our long distance running stuff
I had a couple football coaches who wanted us to run mileage as well.....then I had the WR coach who made us run 10 100's in under 12s with about 30s rest between each- if we came in over 12s, we had to do them over again.....everybody out there puked by the 8th or 9th sprint.....didn't help that it was 90 plus
Dirk Tanis, BA, MSci
Chief Operating Officer, Applied Nutriceuticals
I was a pitcher back in the day high school and college I am a coach now, we make our pitchers run miles because, if you are a starter the most important thing is stamina... we like our starters to go a good 5-7 innings (high school)... Once you get tired you start to lose control and leave your pitches high in the zone. Running long distance will increase stamina and therefore you can pitch with better consistancy for more innings!!! good luck with everything... can i ask what you are doing pre season for workouts/? what is your workout like??? how many days are you throwing off the mound, are you doing long toss everyday??? let me know, i can help you out if you need any good advice...
hahah i totally agree with you that running long distance is essential to pitching. We were just saying that cross country running is ridiculous. They had us doing 4 mile runs up and down hills and through trails and training all week which made it hard for us to put on weight. Our coaches are very unorganized but me and mstropoli have been playing long toss and drills everyday and trying to bullpen twice a week but our coaches keep scheduling games for us randomly without telling us
if your running a bunch, you might want to check into some good anti-oxidants as you are burning through them faster than you know lol
also, a good electrolyte blend might not hurt either.