So I’ve contemplated making one of these since I first saw them about a year ago, and I always pushed it further and further back in my mind. I love reading other people’s accounts and stories, so I figured I’d start including my own.
Let me set the stage (it’s slightly long, but I’ll do it in fast fact format):
-19 years old
-I was my own pitching coach til I was 18 and went to IMG academies for 3 weeks
-recruited in high school during my junior year for DII and DIII, mild DI, but start of my junior year, stress fractured my lower back and that kept me out for 95% of junior year as well as 50% of my senior year- lost it all with injuries (I had a 3.98/4.0 in high school and was ranked 11th in my class of 370)
-to walk on in college in September, I needed 85 mph, I hit 81-82, I had only been back 3 months
-playing amateur ball, and November 2010 hit 84 (I was PISSED)
-shoulder tightness kept me out from Feb 2011 til May 1st, my first rehab start a month ago in amateur ball
So this is very abbreviated and doesn’t express the pain and struggle I’ve actually gone through my entire career, the doubters, the haters, the blood, sweat, and tears that I’ve gone through, nada. But it does give you an idea of my current situation.
My goals, and now that they’re legit written publicly, they are legitimized:
-by Sept 1, 85-88 mph fastball
-better control (<2 walks/game, it can be an issue but usually isn’t)
-CONSISTENT MECHANICS USING MY LOWER HALF - I’ve posted on here asking about how to incorporate my lower half/hips into my mechanics so I can tap into my full power. I’m 6’ 190 lbs and 11-12% bodyfat, so I have tools, but without my legs, I’ll never get that potential. I try so many different things that I need something to work and click finally.
-weight ~185. I want sub 10% bodyfat (nothing to do with pitching)
Since the semester ended in early May, I have started working out 4x a week, playing games on Sundays in this league. My workouts typically consist of a portion at a nearby field and a portion in the weight room, running sprints, or in the pool, or a combo of the three.
In example, I’ll log yesterday:
No throwing, my teammate couldn’t make it.
Weight room- upper body day
hop pushups- 4x15
tricep pulldown- 3x11
single arm tricep pulldown- 2x15
tricep kickback- 2x12
dumbbell row- 3x11
rowing machine- 1x9
t bar row- 2x9
wrist curls 2x15
rotator cuff exercises- 2x15 - empty can and Ys on a swiss ball
then I stretched and went to the pool
Pool: 500 yards breast stroke, 400 yards freestyle. Done.
Let me know what you guys think of this type of routine, and what you think of my progress/if you have any suggestions at all.
POSITIVE FEEDBACK ONLY or CONSTRUCTIVE criticism. I don’t need to hear from more ignorant people who don’t understand that heart, hustle, and desire can overcome any sort of obstacle. As I keep posting, you’ll see tidbits of my life. I’m hoping y’all enjoy this, and I’ll post today’s workout later