Being super competitive is like having a bad temper - if you don’t control it, it will control you.
(1.) Make an appointment to get a complete physical. Pay particular attention to your heart, back, groin and both knees. Any past history of spine, hernia, shortness of breath, ankle and knee problems should be addressed by your physician… not a nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant.
(2.) Get an accurate reading on your body fat content (index). Incorporate this with your pre-training itinerary. Pre-training means before you get into the full swing of exercises and practice pitching sessions.
(3.) Use that competitive nature of yours to set aside time and space for regular attention to diet, rest, hydration, weight management, and acquire a blood pressure cuff, a simple bathroom scale and a thermometer for taking your body temperature. The proper blood pressure readings – before and after every workout, your body weight for your size and age, and keep track of your temperature before and after workout is important. Again, your physician has guidelines for this.
(4.) Invest in about six (6) large bath towels and a terrycloth bathrobe.
After every workout you’ll want to hot shower, wrap your shoulders and back with a warm damp towel, then cover up with a terrycloth bathrobe. Let the damp, moist warm heat penetrate the shoulders and back, to include the lower back.
(5) Invest in a good supply of liniment - Absorbine Jr is a good one. Rub yourself down on the shoulders, then have someone rubdown your back. Do not allow any liniment to get under your arms, or face, or groin.
(6.) Now take the most important NEXT step in your intent to accomplish your goal…
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In closing,… , you’re about to give up a lot of time and space for this. You’re going to be pushing other things out of your life to make room for this one goal. When done with the serious intent that you seem to express here, something gotta give. Just be aware of this fact. So, if your going to work hard at this … work hard at this. Just prepare your friends, family, and those around you that are accustomed to seeing you on a regular basis of some changes on the horizon. It’s gonna happen.
I sincerely wish you the best with your baseball experience.