About me: I am an 18 year old Senior in High school. 5foot 8inches, 165lbs. I play baseball and will be playing baseball at a Division 3 University after this year. I play 3rd base, but probably will be more of a 2nd baseman at the next level. I enjoy training and everything about it. It has become a passion for me and I plan on even tapping into this passion academically as I plan on getting a degree in Biochemistry. The people who most influence my training style are James Smith (The Thinker on Elitefts), Chad Wesley Smith (Author of The Juggernaut Method) and Eric Cressey.
In the past, I have always been the moderately athletically kid who could succeed due to solid fundamentals. I have been lifting seriously for 4 years now and for the most part followed WS4SB with some modifications. Despite this, I say dismal results. I got strong (Box squat 375x2) but never say much on the field benefits. This year I pulled my head out of the sand and sought out a better way. This led me to the Juggernaut Method, I implemented the system and some adaptations for baseball recommended by Chad Wesley Smith and have seen great athletic results. I am now stronger, faster, have better jumps and have increased my rotational power. A huge success in my book!
My current maxes are:
Back Squat 305x6
Floor Press 170x7
Vertical 27.5inches (no step), 28.75inches (1 step)
Broad Jump over 8ft
I have wanted to start a training log for some time now, but finally decided to bite the bullet. I hope you find this beneficial and I welcome and questions as I love to think and articulate on matters of sports.
My current training split breaks down as such:
Monday- Hit for 1 hour, Serious Training 1 (Explosive, Total Body Accessory)
Tuesday- Longtoss & Fielding, Workout with Team (basically recovery work for me)
Wednesday- Hit for 1 hour, Serious Training (Explosive Work, Hard(er) Upper, Accessory Lower)
Thursday- Longtoss & Fielding, Workout with Team (basically recovery work for me)
Friday- Hit for 1 hour, Serious Training (Explosion, Hard(er) Lower and Accessory Upper)
Saturday- Some Baseball Specific Activities