During the course of the season I am always looking to try news things to help me with my swing or my workout habits. While I was in Bismarck, North Dakota this past summer visiting the McQuade Softball Tournament I had a few minutes to talk with softball superstar Larry Carter. Larry who has been playing softball for almost 20 years now is one of your health nuts and workout gurus that has a lot to offer to the up and coming softball player. I spoke with Larry about what type of routine he was doing now to keep himself strong for the long grind of a slo-pitch softball season.
Larry said that when he was younger he would be hammering all kind of weights which would help him become stronger for the game . But now that he has gotten older he says that there was always that mental grind of the long season. Now that he has his strength right where he wants it he has changed his routine so that he is not killing himeslf during the season and therefore he has plenty of energy left at the end of the season. So this is his routine to maintain his power for the long summer.
I got a chance to speak with Larry the other day and he said he really enjoyed hitting on the Long Haul Bombers Tour this past year. He felt he could have done better if he was playing tournament ball during the season. This past year he just concentrated on the homer tour and he feels like he needed more game like situation swings. He said "I was taken my usual 200 to 250 swings on Tuesday and Thursday during the season but when it was all said and done I wished I could have had more live swings in games." Larry said he would like to apologize to his fans because he knew he could of done better and he is defintiely looking forward to next year.