Softball Conditioning – Stop Being Generic, Start Being Specific

Looking to get fitter and improve your softball game?

One word of advice to start with: picking a random  training program off any fitness magazine or website is a  big mistake because most of these programs are as far as you  can be from being softball-specific.

Most of these programs are either geared at bodybuilders  who wants to get bigger or at the general population who wants  to lose fat and tone up.

They are not designed to increase performance. Most likely,  any generic exercise program will be filled with  isolation exercises and non sport-specific exercises.

The same holds true for programs borrowed from other s ports. While a well-designed program for volleyball is  more likely to benefit to a softball player than a generic fitness program for the general population, it will not exactly match the specific needs of a softball player because  the demands of the game of softball are somewhat different from volleyball.

Even more important, stay away from football-specific training programs; they have very little in common with the needs of softball players. Most of the time, they are designed to make their athletes bigger! I have seen very few football-specific programs that would fit your needs as a softball player.

Also, be aware of personal trainers that claim to design sport-specific programs.

Most of the time, they have no idea of what they are doing and have no clue on how to design a good sports conditioning program.

I should know because I have worked with a lot of personal trainers over the years and I educate hundreds of them every year!

Finally, in addition to not having a clue on how to design a  good sports conditioning program, most of them don’t  know anything about our game and its specific demands.

You must get your own softball-specific training program from someone who is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach AND who has experience working with softball players.

Otherwise, you are wasting your time and money on useless, generic programs that are NOT designed to improve your softball game

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