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Spring training for the rest of us: 5 fitness tips from MLB strength coaches

(CNN)Warmer weather and more daylight mean increased opportunities for outdoor activities, like golfing, biking and swimming, that require greater fitness levels than most sedentary winter pastimes. Spring often serves as a wake-up call to get in shape quickly, so we can enjoy the time outside with confidence and comfort.

Major League Baseball players report to spring training camp every year for five weeks of practice to prepare for baseball season. Players are expected to maintain off-season workouts to ensure they show up ready to go, but on occasion, some need to use their few weeks of camp to not only prepare for the season, but also get back into sustainable game shape.
    Joyner says it’s easy for athletes to get overwhelmed when there are 20 things they need to accomplish to be game ready. That’s why he always tells them, “Let’s start with the first thing first, and take it one day at a time.”
    According to Joyner, you can figure out the best course of action to accelerate progress, but there are no shortcuts. Stay focused on the day and task at hand to remain productive without overwhelming yourself. And, when it comes to time constraints and deadlines, set your goals accordingly and don’t skip steps.

    Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2016/03/31/health/mlb-coaches-fitness-tips/index.html

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