I thought this would be a fun topic. I have played a lot of sports throughout my life and often play slow pitch softball as a hobby throughout the summers. There always seems to be some fascination with a brand new bat. Don’t get me wrong, it always gives you more pop, but have you ever noticed how everyone gets more and more out of shape every year. Is it the pop you need, or the strength you used to have?
Growing up playing baseball, I am well aware that bad speed is the most important part of hitting a ball harder. As you become more and more out of shape, it is obvious that you are not going to be able to create the same that speed you once did. As you continually purchase more and more expensive bats, your bat speed continues to decline.
I would suggest training for the season as you once did. Get your body in tip-top shape so that you can generate the bat speed that’s required. This includes strengthening your hips, for stability, and shoulder strength.
Time is often limited. When you play slow pitch softball, it’s not like you have 60 hours a week to dedicate to your training. Take a look at this next video where I’m going to outline a complete Softball workout that you should do in the off-season to prepare for the season. This video will go into depth with training protocol and exactly what you need to do to get in shape.