Austin Carden Head of Baseball Strength & Conditioning
Austin Carden Head of Baseball Strength & Conditioning

Baseball is a power sport in which most action on the field occurs quickly, with bursts of acceleration and top speed followed by long periods of rest.

Incorporating long distance running doesn’t come close. In a long distance run, an athlete exerts himself at moderate intensity over a long duration, thereby training his body to operate at a slower pace. The human body is very efficient at adapting to the environment it is placed in. The cliché train slow be slow, train fast be fastrings true here.

If you want to be quick and explosive, your conditioning needs to involve sprint work, sled pushes, medicine ball circuits and other power movements. Don’t forget about rest intervals either. In a sport where you can achieve nearly full recovery before you make another pitch, take another swing, or advance to the next base, you should be taking adequate rest between bouts of sprints or other conditioning sets.

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