I’ve decided to keep one of these, to track my progress. Hopefully I keep with it and find time to post regularly.
A little about me:
16 years old
At the end of summer, I was weighing about 152lbs.
To gain 10-15 lbs by March 1st, 2008. (first day of tryouts)
To improve my velocity
To lower ERs
To gain strength
I’ve been lifting 3x per week for the past 3 weeks, and plan to keep doing so until the school season starts.
I am currently playing fall baseball with a county league, mostly playing OF, 1B, and relieving (occasional starts).
I am taking half-hour hitting lessons on Sundays, and have transformed my swing immensely.
How I will go about achieving my goals:
Gaining the weight and strength will go hand-in-hand, and will be reached by continuing my lifting program over the next several months. I am drinking “Muscle Milk” before and after my workouts and before I go to sleep (“the anabolic times”).
Gaining velocity on my fastball and lowering my earned runs will come by pitching during this fall season, and throwing through the winter. My mechanics are fundamentally sound (in my opinion), so this shouldn’t be too hard to attain.
Well let’s make this my first entry:
I had a game today, and played first base for the first two innings, sat the third, and played left field for the last 3. (It’s an “off-season developmental” league). I didn’t get to pitch, which was mildly disappointing, however the mound was in pitiful shape as a result of the rainstorm that went on all day. I had two plate appearances and fought full-counts in each, both resulting in walks and strandings at 2nd.
Tomorrow is a lifting day, so hopefully I’ll have time to post how it goes tomorrow night.