Originally Posted by jbooth
A bodybuilder that trains also does sets. he doesn't do 100 reps in a row. he will do a set of 8-10, then break for 2-3 minutes and then do another set.
I think that should be done similarly in baseball. too many guys just grind reps till they are physically and mentally fatigued and their mechanics break down. especially in pitching that is dangerous.
so I would prefer to do a set of about 10 high quality swings, then break for two minutes (let the other kid hit) and then do another set. that will increse quality.
In pitching it is the same. an inning is about 15 pitches on average. so why throw 60 pitches with no pause?
I think walks are overrated unless you can run. If you get a walk and put the pitcher in a stretch, that helps, but the guy who walks and can’t run, most of the time he’s clogging up the bases for somebody who can run. – Dusty Baker.