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Training for Umpires

May 7, 2008
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Norwalk, OH, USA
Any suggested exercises for off season conditioning for umpires?? One of our more senior umpires suggested working on the pivots for the base coverage and squats. I've been doing some dumbbell squats with a swiss ball between my back and the wall.
 

FastpitchFan

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Feb 28, 2008
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Montreal, Canada
Yes, this is certainly a good exercise. Squatting is part of what umps do all the time.

Here is an example of swiss ball wall squats:

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Another good but weird-looking variation of the squat - Hindu Squats

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Finally, I would say that just general fitness overall is important for umpires.
 

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