My name is John and I used to pitch, catch, and play SS until i was about 16 years old. About 3 years ago i started playing softball which is fun but it isn’t baseball. This year, two of my friends have gotten in a baseball league (i think it is like 25-35 yr. age group or so). After watching them yesterday, I think that next season I want to get back into playing. I can play most positions, but i’d most like to get back into pitching. Currently I’m 6’1" and 185 lbs. I haven’t been working out lately but do have an imitation bowflex in the basement i use occassionally, when it isn’t functioning as a clothes hanger .
At any rate, I would like some advice of where to start. Obviously i would like to start throwing some pitches a couple times a week just to work on getting some pitches back, or learning some new ones. But what about other training and/or workouts? I have had some bursitis in my shoulder in the past, but mainly due to sleeping on it funny…nothing structural I know of. Here’s the questions i would like answered if you all can help a new old timer.
What kind of strength training or stretching exercises should i begin to get going for next year?
If i start throwing some pitches, how many should i limit myself to and how many days per week? Also include any warm up throws…i really don’t remember this stuff.
Is there a limit to the types of pitches i should try to throw. I am the kind of person who would want to learn all of them…so it would be great if someone can tell me why i WOULDN’T want to do that. If so, which should i start with and then maybe graduate to?
Anything else i should know? I am wanting to basically start now and then continue through the winter…just trying to make sure i don’t get hurt and also fine-tuning some pitches. Any additional advice would be greatly appreciated!