Double Play: Training and Nutrition Advice from the World's Experts in Baseball

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Roughly 12 million people play baseball in the United States. Add to that the popularity of the sport in Japan, the Dominican Republic, and other Caribbean countries, and you have one of the few truly global sports. Double Play was written to help athletes get in better shape to play the best baseball of their lives. Eating right, taking the right supplements, and engaging in a proper training regimen, all contribute to overall baseball performance.

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Double Play: Training and Nutrition From the World's Experts In Baseball

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Overview

Roughly 12 million people play baseball in the United States. Add to that the popularity of the sport in Japan, the Dominican Republic, and other Caribbean countries, and you have one of the few truly global sports. Double Play was written to help athletes get in better shape to play the best baseball of their lives. Eating right, taking the right supplements, and engaging in a proper training regimen, all contribute to overall baseball performance.

In the game of baseball, no swing or throw comes from any one muscle-the whole body is generating movement and in turn creates power or speed. So for optimal game performance, the entire body has to be effectively strengthened. The comprehensive training program in this book includes: Interval training for proper conditioning, Drills for increasing "baseball speed", Training schedules for off-season, pre-season, and during the season, Baseball-specific weight training.

In addition, the book provides healthy eating tips, in general and also for game days, and advice on how athletes can safely gain or lose weight. Sports supplements to enhance baseball performance are discussed, as are restorative measures such as whirlpools, massages, and rehabilitation.

About the Author:
Bob Alejo, CSCS, Strength and Conditioning Director at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has nearly twenty-five years of experience training athletes

About the Author:
Jose Antonio, PhD, FACSM., CSCS, is the Chief Executive Office of the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN) and one of its cofounders

About the Author:
William Campbell, PhD, CSCS, is an assistant professor at the University of SouthFlorida, where his primary research focuses on sports nutrition and skeletal muscle physiology

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591201809
  • Publisher: Basic Health Publications, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/28/2008
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents


Introduction: Why Baseball Needs This Book     1
The Ultimate Baseball Athlete     5
Be the Best Conditioned Ballplayer     21
Plan Your Training Year     33
Weight Training Exercises for the Ultimate Baseball Athlete     39
Healthy Eating for Optimal Performance     97
Supplements to Enhance Baseball Performance     111
Weight Loss and Weight Gain-The Right Way     123
Sample Weight Training Workouts-High School Level     133
Sample Weight Training Workouts-College Level     143
Sample Weight Training Workouts-Professional Level     163
Summary of Weight Training Programs     177
References     179
Index     183
About the Authors     187
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