So i just found this website a few minutes ago and i was very impressed and never knew it exsisted.
Well I had Tommy John surgery in Nov of 2007, Ulnar nerve transposition Sep of 2008, and Tommy John again Oct of 2010. I Have always been one step ahead of the game bc people said i was naturally gifted. Touching 94mph in highschool and 97 in Junior college, sitting around 90-93. I was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2006 as a draft and follow due to off-season minor knee surgery. Released at the end of the 2007 season bc i missed half the year with a sprained UCL ligament in my R elbow and wasn’t drafted again dispite having a 1.85 ERA in 80 innings.
So I had never lifted weights to improve my performance, had never been in "actual shape". I had just recently started lifting with my buddy who was a football player and at Iowa, so for the past 2 1/2 months ive been doing the same lifts hes been doing. Just the regular chest,arms,back,legs, and shoulders with abs and cardio. Since then I have got a bit stronger and more in shape but it wasnt enough, so starting next monday im switching to olympic style power and speed lifts along with medicine ball work outs for explosive speed and power and lateral movements that mimic pitching with a weighted vest, while still doing abs, cardio, sprints and now stretching full body everyday. I started my throwing program febuary 4th and am still not on the mound yet. I'm being cautious and waiting till im in good pitching shape before i start. I'm 6'2, 214lbs, and a body fat of 12%.
I know i can be back into the 90’s and i have the confidence bc after the first one i was still 90-93 touching 95 @ 95 % before i blew it out the 2nd time.
Working as hard as i can to get my one chance to show everyone what i can do !
Thanks and will keep everyone posted!