November 26 - After a holiday break spent with family, on the couch watching football and polishing off leftovers from Thanksgiving dinner, area baseball players are back in the weight room today as the 2019 season approaches in less than three months.
Many high school programs have voluntarily weight and conditioning programs held during the offseason, some beginning over the summer and others once their players’ fall season concludes. Players will have supervised workouts in the weight room or track anywhere from two to five times a week, with a focus on losing or transferring weight, adding quickness and explosive movement, and strengthening core muscles.
Area coaches took to Twitter over the weekend to remind players to enjoy that last turkey sandwich and piece of apple pie, but then to dust off the gym shorts and come ready to work this week. Below are some of their tweets:
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Back in the weight room tomorrow. Time to turn those Thanksgiving Lbs into muscle 💪. Success during the season starts in the weight room.— Briar Woods Baseball (@BWBaseball1) November 26, 2018
Reminder, 4:15 tomorrow in the weight room.— Coach Healy (@NorwoodonQ) November 25, 2018
Back to work tomorrow. Weight room after school. Tuesday after school, Coach Baird needs help rolling windscreens up and prepping field for the winter. We will talk on Monday about Tuesday.— Coach Gjormand (@coachpudge8) November 25, 2018
Sunday morning hitting camp will start next Sunday, Dec. 2. Weight room will start this Monday after school.— KR Baseball (@KRBaseball1) November 25, 2018
Tomorrow Nov. 26th we will meet in the weight room to start our off season weight program. We will be done at 5pm. If you have not turned in your paperwork turn it in tomorrow. Schedules will handed out after we lift. #family #brotherhood @herndonsports— Herndon Hornets Baseball (@HHornetBaseball) November 25, 2018
Back in the weight room after school tomorrow.— Woodgrove Baseball (@WoGroveBaseball) November 26, 2018
Workouts this week are Tuesday and Thursday at 3:15 in the weight room.— Hayfield Baseball (@hawksbaseball1) November 26, 2018
We will have a field day on Monday, 11/26 from 2:30-3:30PM. Off-season conditioning will begin Tuesday, 11/27 from 3-4PM. Have a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving break!— Patriot Baseball (@Patriotbaseba11) November 20, 2018
Winter conditioning will begin next Monday from 2:45-4:45. Meet at the boys locker room.— Spotsy Baseball (@spotsybaseball) November 22, 2018