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Do Warm - up First Before Doing Softball Drills
by: Marc Dagenais

Before starting extensive softball drills or playing in the softball field, it is important for softball players to engage themselves in some form of warm up exercises. These exercises help the players to begin with less mistakes while allowing them stay long during the play or activity. This strategy was already proven that helps each player to remain active mentally and physically.

In this regard, nearly all athletes from the different sorts of sports have been using the traditional moderate cardiovascular work-outs and stretching offs. In softball, this warm up is used to elevate the body temperature of the players before starting out for softball drills. Another common warm up method is jogging. Warm ups are also important after a break. Although resting is essential, long hour of break makes the player cold mentally and physically again.

Therefore, for you to become always prepared you have to keep your spirit ablaze. This means that you have to find ways on how your mind and body keeps going. Without this mindset, you will certainly achieve least. This is the reason why warm ups are designed. They are most needed before starting softball drills. In this article, let me further discuss you the proper way of warming up the body. You need to know it simply because you need it.

In warming up, there are certain succeeding guidelines that are required to follow. These warm-up exercises are helpful for those running-based sports including softball.

In softball, flexibility needs to be developed during softball drills in order for you to perform effectively. Flexibility helps a player to maintain his staying power while avoiding unwanted injuries. Involving yourself in running activity helps you become quick. This is needed when changes of plans are executed during plays and you need to change direction immediately.

To make such kind of softball player, the athlete’s shoulders, lower back hips, hamstrings, quads, calf muscles, and Achilles tendons must go through a particular form of movements. However, preparing these parts of the body don’t require extensive activity and prolonged duration of passive stretching.

To begin with, you need to do 5-10 minutes cardiovascular work-outs to increase your body temperature. To warm the muscles, running in a slow-paced manner can work well. This warm up exercise is a good way to prepare the cardiovascular system for more backbreaking activities. Lunge Walk, High knee lift, Elbow-to-inside-of-ankle lunge, Calf walk, Sideways and backwards skipping/running are softball drills designed to increase your speed. On the other hand, simulated running arm action, standing or seated, leg drives, and leg cycling are other forms of warm-up exercise that could be of great before starting any drill.

These warm up exercises and softball drills can enhance your nervous system and strengthen your muscles in preparation for a more extensive training and practices. Applying these drills also prevent you from stumbling upon unwanted running injuries. Just remember that before going through a difficult and thorough softball activity, you must warm-up first.

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Marc Dagenais, MHK, CSCS, is a softball peak performance coach that helps players and teams hit with more power, run faster, throw harder, become mentally tougher, and be more dominant on the softball field. Visit us and sign-up to get tons of great FREE softball.
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