I woke up early this morning before my kids got up to finish this pitcher. I absolutely love how a sun shines in, in the early morning. After spending years in a studio without any windows I really appreciate the natural light.
It's always about wanting to one-up myself from the day before. There's never an absolute 100% perfect performance, but going out and striving for that perfect performance is what keeps me going. –Cat Osterman
Follow up post to my last: in my opinion baseball players should train to MOVE and not just LIFT. My philosophy is "It's not how much weight I put up but how well I MOVE the weight." How many of you out there say "oh my 1 rep max is _____" thinking that makes you a better player. Did you know that once you reach a 400lb back squat you always reach first base in your first at bat?.....said no one ever. Did you know once you pull 400lbs deadlifting you'll throw more strikes?.....said no one ever. Now I'm not saying weights are bad but I am saying that "heavy 1 rep max lifting" is not necessary for baseball. Baseball is a marathon sport that requires consistency. How well you move overtime is more important than that one rep you did in the gym. Here's a pro tip/ bro tip. Train to maintain during season and add on to your performance in the off season. Once you reach a strength that no longer requires extra attention in the off season, then just maintain that level of performance and work on perfecting your skills. I think you should always be working on your skills where ever you are in your career. Skills matter more than lifting in my opinion. It's a skill sport. #skills#technique#baseball#mlb#mlbtonight#mentalgame#baseballmom#injuryprevention#instagood#live#life#passion#l#pitcher#pitching#pitchingmechanics#training#baseballtraining#condioning #
You've heard the saying many times "you need to get bigger and stronger." When players (especially young players) hear this they look to bigger and stronger avenues. Body building workouts and intensive muscles mass programs are usually the main target. Unfortunately this is not necessarily helping players. First-body builders are not baseball players. They usually train for one day a year to...pose. They don't usually sprint, jump, cut, swing, throw, ect. On a bigger scale they don't have to perform day in and day out on the field. They usually lift and eat...a lot. Lol. I have all the respect in the world for the dedication and self control these body builders have. Their work ethic is more than admirable. But it's not baseball. Train for your game. And remember...getting stronger does not necessarily mean you are getting better. Have a focus and purpose behind what you are doing in the gym. My recommendation is to ask yourself this question before every exercise -"how is this going to help my in-game performance?" #weights#baseball#baseballmom#georgia#injuryprevention#instagood#love#life#live#passion#pitching#pitcher#pitchingmechanics#training#mlb#mlbtonight#highschoolbaseball#nextlevel#new#p#o#athlete#athletic