Denny Locasclo, Sports and Field human performance specialist, demonstrates a conditioning gauntlet for baseball players with Justin Upton.
Denny Locascio, Sports and Field human performance specialist, puts Justin Upton through a Conditioning Gauntlet to prepare him for the Major League season. Locascio explains how you can implement this drill into your athlete's conditioning program to develop baseball-specific conditioning and agility.
Goal: To improve conditioning and agility with a drill that forces your athletes to move forward, backward and laterally, mimicing the playing conditions of baseball. The results are improved endurance, agility and competitive drive to beat their opponent.
- Line up six cones five yards apart
- Have athlete perform shuffle-sprint, carioca-sprint, backpedal-sprint and sprint-sprint variations
- Ensure athlete focuses on form and gets all the way to each cone on every rep
- Have athlete perform with partner to add competitive element
Sets/Reps: 1x4 with 1:5 work-to-rest recovery
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