Dodgers will offer online workout opportunities for fans

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The uncertain nature of how long it will be before baseball returns has been a challenge for the Dodgers’ training staff. Along with McDaniel, Travis Smith and Brian Stoneberg have divided up the 40-man roster, each keeping in contact with a group of players via text FaceTime or Zoom and providing workout guidelines. That came with a challenge Wednesday.“We actually put a challenge out to our group today just to see what the most creative thing that they could use was now,” McDaniel said. “I fully expect the guys will have some fun with this and probably will show some household appliances that maybe they aren’t really using but to get a rise.”McDaniel said he reached out to other strength and conditioning coaches in college and pro sports to share ideas on how to handle what he called this “hovering” period. How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco “I think that’s the first thing we’ve kind of let everybody know – that we have no idea when this is going to end but we know when it ends everything is going to move pretty fast. So that ramp-up period is going to be really quick,” he said. “We have no idea how long this Spring Training 2.0 is going to be. It could literally be something that’s lifted, a ban gets lifted, and we might be back in a facility, either in Arizona or L.A. or somewhere else for that matter, pretty quickly.”center_img McDaniel said the workouts will feature exercises that are “literally the same workouts we’re giving some of our players” who don’t have home gyms or fitness equipment available at home as well as explanations of how the Dodgers’ strength and conditioning staff crafts workouts for individual players.“Then from there I hope it kind of takes on a life of its own,” McDaniel said. “And hopefully we don’t have to do this for very long.”Related Articles You’ve said it. You know you have. If only you had the time to work out, you would get in better shape.Welp.With social distancing forcing even professional athletes to get creative about their workouts, Dodgers director of player performance Brandon McDaniel is offering to help you make good on your self-quarantine fitness resolution. McDaniel will be leading free workouts that will be streamed on the Dodgers’ social media channels – Facebook, Twitter and YouTube – beginning Friday at 8 a.m. The workouts (roughly 30 minutes long) will be available on Mondays and Fridays.“We just want to try to find a way to excite the population, especially our Dodger fans who are sitting home and practicing really good social distancing policies right now and give them an insight of maybe how myself and my staff would go about training our guys who maybe aren’t fortunate enough to have equipment at home and are working out in their living rooms or their garages or whatever it might be,” McDaniel said. “So, we’re just trying to find a positive spin on this situation that everybody’s in right now and make the best of it and even challenge some people who have been talking about working on their fitness and not having the time to do it. Now is a great opportunity to take some baby steps toward those goals.” Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start last_img