Right now, my high school basketball season is really starting to kick off - I have 3 league games in the next 2 weeks.
I lift for sports, mostly during the summer (couldn't this year because of a broken wrist ), but I always try to workout on my free time.
Anyway, because it's basketball season, I have really avoided weights since I don't want to throw off my jumpshot, free throw, etc... I really didn't find it a problem in basketball since I'm conditioned well and have lifted enough in the past to be strong enough to compete very well.
All was fine until a few days ago when winter workouts for baseball started. I went to the batting cage practice and thought "This should be fine," but when I picked up a bat and started swinging, I was really surprised at how weak I felt.
The problem is, this year is huge for me. I'm currently a sophomore in high school and I have a chance to make varsity baseball. It's my dream to play college baseball and I know that playing 3 years on varsity really improve my chances.
I want to lift again so badly but I'm afraid that once I start, I'm going to be too sore for basketball and when I get passed the "beginers soreness," my shot will be off as I'm getting stronger.
If anyone here has any idea on how I can get stronger for baseball season while keeping my basketball season in mind?
Any help and suggestions are much appreciated. Thank you!
Last edited by MetsFanatic19; 01-03-2013 at 10:56 PM.
I can tell you that I played ball (in high school and could have in college)when I was younger and I was wet from anywhere on the court until into my late teens. Once I started growing it affected my shot big time. While I am still a decent shooter the muscle just tweaked it enough that I am not on the level of lighting **** up anymore.
I would look into the prowler sled. Would be so great for your legs which i think is where baseball players get their power. Prowler sled mad my legs so much more powerful epxlosive. I started to feel like I could rush the passer