Lower Body, at baseball today, kind of a blown session.
Wanted to deadlift 500lbs. Quite frankly my legs and back were totally ready too. The smooth barbells, and coach's rule of no chalk was having none of it with my grip though. 405lbs was slipping out of my hands, even though it went up effortlessly. I break the floor with 455 like nothing but my body shut me down real quick when it was sliding out of my hands.
That and then I did two sets of reverse lunges with 135lbs. At that point I had to go shovel dirt which was fine, and actually difficult but yeah.
Then agilities with the team.
Went to the track and ran afterwards.
Ran 7.28, and I haven't done any focused sprints aina while, so that's fine.
I'm gonna do grip work at home now trying to help get my grip way way beyond where it needs to be.
I really think I can deadlift in the 500s at a mini-meet I'm going to the weekend before New Years.
Yeah dude, quite frankly it's all mechanics. I'm working on switching to the Nyman style system. I was very very very linear, and apparently several miles per horu beyond what my mechanics should have allowed (credit the training)
I've lit up 81 on flat ground, which is probably 83 on a mound. That means I know I can fix my mechanics. My goals for the spring are still mid 80s. I know I can do it.
Biggest hang up is my pitching coach is 100% linear. First pitchers workout is tomorrow it a whole bunch of drills that will just destroy my progress and flip me right to where I've been.
I'm gonna hopefully talk with my coach afterwards in an "academic" discussion, and hopefully he can stomach his pride for a moment to listen to me.
I've never been so stoked for baseball, but I gotta make sure I put it all together.
So the final list of college transcripts was essentially put together.
I'm looking at primarily at engineering and then I'd pursue and MBA afterwards. That being said, I'm still interested in B-school. Most of my schools have baseball in mind, but not all.
(Not totally in any order, just how they came to mind)
1) Johns Hopkins
2) Rensselaer Polytech
5) William and Mary (just club)
7) Elon (safety, just club ball)
8) Roanoke (free app, a friend loves it and safety)
9) Drexel (free app, good school, no baseball, so just club)
I've got about 4 Essays and then 2 SAT II's this weekend.
Hopefully I can get the whole college thing wrapped up this week and then I"m set to relax and be happy for my senior year.
JH is still my clear number one, but the fear of the unknown prevents me from putting all my eggs in one basket. [/qt]