I have been pondering this all day after re-reading an article by Jason Ferruggia. His article was titled " Are you overtraining." I think that was the title anyways here comes my rant.
Today I did a leg workout that was awesome. Heres the workout.
High object jumps 2 sets of 10 rest 2 min.
Rythmic Lunge Jumps 1 set of 10 per leg rest 1min
Depth Jumps 3sets of 5 2 min rest.
Barbell Jump squats 10% of max squat 3sets of 12 2 min rest
Romanian Deadlift 2sets of 6 3 min rest
Squat 2 set of 6 3 min rest.
Had a great workout. Now in Jason’s article he talked about overtraining. I am no where near overtraining myself. But I think that alot of pitchers on this site might be. Think about all the ab exercises everyone does and talks about. Also look at all of the arm exercises everyone does. Now hey if you throw 90 and it worked for you great but why the need for all the volume.
Also think about all the stimulus your legs get when you run sprints and then go do a leg workout. Thats alot of CNS wear and tear.
Stay with me I know I am ranting.
Then you go and do your upperbody workout and there is even more CNS wear and tear. Also I bet there is a slim chance anyone on here is recovering the way they should. So where do you make your gains in strength and velocity.
I played with a guy that signed with the Blue Jays he never workout out just threw and did some ab stuff here and there and did some arm care exercises. He went from 83 to 93 in a year of college ball. He did nothing else. Was he tired the next day from practice probably not. Did his arm hurt sometimes I talked with him about it. It bothered him sometimes. But the thing is he did less than everyone else but still managed to gain the most velocity out of anybody on the team.
I dont know maybe the old saying of less is more is right. Maybe next time you go squat maybe 2 sets of 10 is better than 3 sets of 10. Or maybe 1 set of 10 is better. How about instead of 10 exercises for your arm maybe 5. How about instead of 20 minutes of throwing 5 is better or 8 minutes is better. How about a less complex workout, maybe something simple.
Anyways thats my rant I probably confused alot of people. My point probably didnt get across really clear. Hopefully someone got what I was saying. I dont know anyways google the article by Jason and maybe you will get what I’m saying. Ok I’m done.