So team workouts are over and I only went from 188 to 190.8 :/. Now we are responsible for ourselves. We workout, throw, and condition on our own time and I made a few goals that I want to achieve.
Goal 1: Reach 200+lbs
Goal 2: 3 miles in under 18 minutes
Current: 3 miles=25 min 48 sec
Goal 3: average of 15+inches/centimeters(it’s a standard sit and reach. pretty sure it’s measured in both, and if that’s the case then I’m aiming for 15+ inches)
Current: 13.67 inch average
Goal 4: Develop change-up
Currently do not have one
Alright and here is what I’m doing to try and achieve these goals.
Goal 1: People from this site have already expressed there opinion about my college workout, calling it “typical” and "bad, and I guess I’d have to agree. I mean putting on a few pounds in about 5-6 weeks isn’t bad, but it’s not really the result I was hoping for. So I’m starting a workout routine that was posted on a thread awhile back, it’s the westside for skinny bastards routine. So, hopefully, I’ll get the results, bulking up wise, that I’m hoping for.
Goal 2: Only reason I’m trying to achieve this is because the first week of practice is called “hell week” and on the first and last day we have to run 3 miles in under 20 minutes, followed by 25 suicides and each has to be done in 35 sec. For every min. over 20 min. the slowest person is we have to add on a suicide(so if he finishes in 25 minutes we have to do 5 extra suicides), so I want to be able to finish in under 20 minutes and have some energy left over. To do this I’m doing sprints and long distance running on alternating days 6 days a week.
Goal 3: Pitchers need to be flexible. I consider myself pretty flexible, but more flexibility couldn’t hurt. For this I’m going to do the p90x stretch routine twice a week, the p90x yoga routine once a week, and a quick full body stretch I learned in high school once a week.
Goal 4: Every pitcher needs a change-up, I don’t…and that’s going to be a huge problem for me in college. So I’m throwing one or two bullpens a week, so I’ll work in different grips and arm slots til I get something that works.
Alright so any feedback is welcome. If you see a goal that seems too far out of reach let me know, if you feel one or two of them should be easy let me know, and let me know what you think of the ways I’m trying to achieve each.
Finally, today is 12/08/2011 Our season/practice officially start 2/01/2012
So I have a little under 2 months to reach these goals.