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Pitching “ENDURANCE” is skill specific

Many coaches want to believe that running is vital in the ability to pitch deeper into games.  After all, the ability to go 6 or 7 innings has to require greater endurance than only going 4 or 5 innings. So logically what do we do to build endurance??? We run! While that may help general endurance, that doesn’t necessarily transfer …

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Energy System Development Solutions for Baseball Pitchers

Conditioning for baseball pitchers has long consisted of work that is non-specific to the demands of the game. Often, what you find on baseball fields all over America is a combination of long, slow, distance work or high-intensity interval-type sprints with incomplete recoveries. Not only are these not specific to the energy system needed for the sport, but they compete …

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Conditioning and Baseball

Conditioning for baseball players has long consisted of LSD, long, slow, distance work. While slow aerobic work has it benefits, I tend to disagree that it is a useful technique for baseball athletes which leads up to the inclusion of tempo runs. Tempo runs tend to fill the gap between speed, aerobic fitness, and recovery. What are tempo runs? Tempo …