Many say that every game of baseball different from one another. They mention that for every team, there is a special kind of challenge that needs to be overcome. It is these new challenges that make the sport more interesting. However, for the athlete, it means adjusting to new strengths and weaknesses they might encounter in game. Increasing one’s endurance in a baseball game is very important to successfully adjust to these new challenges. Here are a few ways you can begin.
Endurance is all about having the proper weight, strength and agility. Endurance is never just being able to run as fast as possible. It is being able to withstand the fatigue of continuous hitting, catching and running, and having that energy to observe the opposite teams’ strategies carefully. Your weight is important as you carry it while you run. A good diet ensures that you have enough weight to support your muscles, energy to make a play and enough power to train yourself to get your endurance at a much higher level.
Exercising on and off season is something that can increase your endurance. Running, which is the staple of baseball, is what you primarily have to focus on. Increase your jogging time. If you’ve been jogging for an hour, try pushing it slowly to an hour and fifteen, then half an hour, then when you can take it, increase it to 45 more minutes or even until your body can’t take it. Carrying weights to help body movements and your ability to catch and bat is also important. Increase the number of repetitions you make to ensure that your endurance becomes progressive and not stagnant.
Focusing on your catching and batting skills is a very important part of the game as well. You might be coming up with great runners or someone who has a great batting ability next season. Your running endurance, even if it has increased, will be useless if you cannot catch and pass the ball to your receiver. Try to ensure that your accuracy in catching and throwing the ball is in the best possible level it can be, then try to catch balls in more realistic ways, such as by sliding or jumping, to increase your endurance. In batting, try more fastballs and curveballs during your practice to help you anticipate the level of throw the opponent in the next or current season may throw at you.