Stay Fit With the Big Hitters
We all know that any kind of physical exercise is good for us. We all love to watch our favorite professional athletes strut their stuff on field and off. Their lean, lithe bodies are models for how we should be—toned and strong, not flabby and soft. And you can be in just as good a shape (almost) as your favorite big hitters in baseball. All you need is a little time, a little strategy, and a few baseball training aids. While you needn’t learn to spit like a big hitter to get in shape like one, you will need to practice hitting, catching, and batting.
Equipment – Sports training equipment has become very specialized, depending on the sport you wish to excel in. Baseball is no exception to that rule. In baseball, you’ve got to know when and how to swing that bat at the ball. That’s where a baseball swing trainer can come in handy. It allows you to practice hitting the ball time after time, without ever chasing after it. You don’t even need a pitcher, as the ball is an integral part of the trainer. Other equipment you’ll want to consider is a pitching arm exerciser. This will help strengthen your upper body and arms. Whether you want to strike ‘em out, or throw ‘em out from the outfield, a pitching arm exerciser is one baseball training aid you’ll love!
Strategy – Failing to plan is planning to fail, I once heard someone say, and your physical fitness is no exception. If you don’t engage in a little strategy session before you begin training, how will you know what to do, when? Or when you’ve reached your goals? Most major leaguers do not engage in the same type of training day in and day out. They rotate through batting, pitching, and catching practice sessions. They run, strength train, and do other cardio exercises. Serious players also involved themselves in some form of flexibility training—Pilates or yoga—to ensure that their muscles and joints are limber and healthy to avoid the possibility of injury. Plan your plan, work out your routine of work outs, to ensure that you, too, are following a well-rounded fitness plan.
Time – Serious athletes put in serious time. Training takes time. But so does rest. Don’t expect to become big hitter overnight. Don’t expect to get in shape in just a few minutes a day, or with a couple of workouts a week, either. If you want to play, look and feel like a big leaguer, you need to put in some big league time.
A little time, a little strategy, and a little equipment will have you getting fit like the World Series champ you can be!