Offseason Workout


#1

My fall season will end soon and I was wondering if anybody had a website or a workout that they have found really helped them gain velocity. I’m currently in the mid 80s and want to be touching 90 by the spring. I’m planning on buying TuffCuff as soon as I have the money, but until then does anybody have any suggestions of stuff to use until then.


#2

For someone as advanced as you (fastball velocity-wise), it’d be pretty bad to recommend any templated workout, IMO.


#3

So what would you recommend? Currently I’m mainly focusing on total body strength. I know a few areas I need to include more is the total body lift (deadlift, clean, etc.)

Would you still recommend TuffCuff, even if I have reached that velocity (I guess this question is more geared towards Steven)?


#4

I don’t honestly know. I don’t particularly like templated programs because every person has unique needs/imbalances to be ironed out which manifest themselves most prominently when they start reaching serious velocities.

I’d tell you to find a good pitching coach / trainer, but that’s very unlikely to happen.


#5

Would you still recommend TuffCuff, even if I have reached that velocity (I guess this question is more geared towards Steven)?[/quote]

Ouch. The Chicago Cubs and International Performance Institute (IPI) in Florida must have it wrong, then, if TUFFCUFF isn’t “good enough” for you guys, since that’s the foundation of the program. :roll:


#6

Steven I meant no offense by any of my comments, and I’m sure Kyle didn’t either. I was originally planning on buying tuff cuff ASAP, but until I get the funds I was simply curious on what I should be doing since the stuff I’m doing right now is pretty basic


#7

Price: I sent you a PM… :slight_smile:


#8

It doesn’t matter who writes a templated program. Could be Sandy Koufax, Tim Lincecum, Dave Duncan, or any other pitching great. I would still not recommend it to pitchers who are far along in their training and have raw tools to reach high amateur ball programs.

No offense.

Not to mention “foundation” isn’t synonymous with “entirety.”


#9

If you’re looking for a good body strength training workout I would recommend the Strength 5 x 5 workout which gives a free workout routine online. Basically they implement body weight exercises as well as body weight exercises.


#10

[quote=“kyleb”]I would still not recommend it to pitchers who are far along in their training and have raw tools to reach high amateur ball programs.

No offense.[/quote]

None taken. BTW, are you CSCS certified?


#11

What is CSCS?


#12

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Someone who creates strength and conditioning programs for athletes basically.