Team Sports Workout Change-Up

Team Sports Workout Change-Up If you're looking for a new athletic challenge or just an enjoyable way to change up a stale workout routine, a study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research offers a suggestion that might motivate you to form a fall league team. An analysis of 10 female softball players suggests impressive gains can be made by combining sport specific training with your ongoing efforts in the weight room.

Subjects were evaluated for one rep max (1RM), between base sprinting speed and ability to change direction before undertaking 20 weeks of pre- and in-season softball training that included 14 weeks of periodized weight lifting. After the season ended, they were tested again. All showed significant increases in sprint speed, agility, 1RM, peak velocity and power.

True Strength Moment: There's no rule against having a good time while striving to achieve ambitious goals. Adding team sports to your fitness program is a great way to enjoy friendly competition while rounding out your athletic performance.
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Sep 05, 2012
I walked, swam, wihget trained, & did yoga throughout my pregnancy. Towards the end I'd go to the pool and walk in the water, do squats & plies, etc. Pool-time helped reduce swelling.I haven't exercised as much post pregnancy except for some yoga & baby wearing. Lately I've been trying to do the Erin O'Brien Postnatal Fitness Fix. I also have the Pre-natal DVD, but I think I got through about 15 minutes of it while pregnant before I sat down on the couch to watch the rest of the DVD!