Well, I have finally decided to start a log and keep it posted online. Some various people have been curious as to what I've been up to for workouts and preparation for next season and I find logs to be good motivators.
I completed my sophmore season among the JV ranks which was a little disappointing. Since then I've definately improved my game in only two months time.
I haven't established a definite velocity I'm at, but my catchers tell me I'm cruising in the low 80's. I actually threw at a showcase a week ago, but they aren't announcing anyone's velocity. Either way, I see it as completely reachable goal to try and reach mid to upper 80's for my junior season. In reality that's only one mph per months of my off season.
I'm still developing and growing so I feel that also adds to where I can be out down the road. I still cannot grow any sort of facial hair, and shave every two weeks or so.
I'm currently 6'1" 162lbs. I've added over 5 pounds and improved my physique in short time. I'd like to reach at least 175lbs for next season. I feel size alone could contribute to more velocity.
My life essentially involves baseball and preparing for it, and not that much else, but I'm enjoying every minute of it. That being said I will be incorporating everything possible into my off season to put me in peak condition to play.
When I'm not doing something to physically prepare myself I'm always trying to learn more and further educate myself. I feel like the more I know the better my chances are to succeed.
I'm currently taking in right around 4000 calories a day, and I have been able to gain some weight that has been out of my grasp for a long time.
My strength and conditioning PR's are the following:
(Keep in mind these PR's are at 155 to about 160lbs, it's about percentage in relation to weight more than actual weight lifted)
Squat: 235x 3
Deadlift: 300x 1, 270x 3 (2x's BW when I pulled the single)
Power Clean: 150x 3 165x 1
Pullups: 8 Bodyweight
Broad Jump: 8'5"
Vertical Jump: 25"
Box Jump: 35"
60 Yard Dash: 7.45 seconds
All these marks are meant to be destroyed on a regular basis, so I'm pretty pumped. Breaking records (even your own) is extremely encouraging to keep working hard and keep progressing.
I also understand weight room NUMBERS mean little to actual performance, but I'm light and the best way to add good size is lifting. I've also been able to better utilize my body and be more explosive.
Feel free to comment, ask questions, share own experiences etc, I'll be posting in my log at least 4 times a week hopefully if not more.
I've put in around 6 solid weeks of lifting thus far.