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Tag Archives: energy system

  • Why Crossfit is Not a Good Fit for Baseball Players

    I am not the first person to write an article on this topic and I probably won’t be the last, but I have recently heard of several baseball programs and players who are using Crossfit workouts as a conditioning program and I thought I would share my thoughts on this topic.

    First of all let me make clear that I am in no way saying that Crossfit is a poor workout methodology. In fact, I have been a member at two Crossfit gyms in the last 3 years and have performed a substantial number of workouts that Crossfit has to offer. And yes, most of them thoroughly kicked my butt and left me gasping for air by the end. But I am also a member of the general public these days. I am no longer a baseball player or pitcher who is trying to improve my specific skill set to help enhance my performance on a baseball diamond. These days I am just trying to stay in shape and find a way to be competitive while working out, which Crossfit is great at.

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  • Energy Systems and Performance

    The majority of elite athletes today train using methods which simulate the vigor their bodies will be exerting during competition. The reason for this is due to a realization by top athletes and trainers that peak performance can only be achieved by fine tuning the bodily processes which control their ability to perform. Success in many sports requires brief but maximal effort: a baseball swing, throwing a pitch, a 100 meter sprint, the long jump, and nearly every person involved on the football field once the ball is snapped.

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