Dice-k training is my type of training but a little less pitches
From ESPN THE MAG
Japanese import put in the equivalent of heavy lifting for this early in spring training: 80 pitches from flat ground, 50 pitches off the bullpen mound and 50 pitches of live batting practice.
I think Dice-K isn’t weight lifting I think he’s doing more Plyometrics and YOGA maybe? The Japan pitchers do more exercises to get the small muscles strong I’m pretty sure.
We need to all look at are training methods here in the USA because they aren’t good we THROW LESS WEIGHT LIFT MORE. This isn’t the way to do it because the sport is about pitching off a mound to a batter.
I think we need to get a strong base then do a workout that has YOGA and Plyometrics and things that are essential to pitching. Also we need to look at the pitch count. The young kids need to be on one but after they are done with growing we need to start to train like the Japan pitchers. Before they are done growing they should still throw a little more while working on good mechanics. More pitches with less weight lifting and more focus on sports specific training.
The pitch count and why it’s stupid?
If you train your arm to only throw less then you do in a game then you will not be able to gain need stamina And durability.
If you throw more pitches it trains the arm to react when you are tired better. And decreases the chance of injury because the arm will get use to the load on the arm.
I wouldn’t throw 250 pitch bullpens but more like 100 pitch bullpens and then A pitcher can get his arm use to throwing that 110 pitch game he needs to be able to do every 5 days.