Softball is an outdoor team sport which is very similar to baseball. The primary differences are that softball is played with a larger ball, and softball pitchers pitch underhand. Softball can be played by persons of all ages and skill levels; an estimated 25 million Americans play softball regularly. It is played in two basic forms: slow pitch and fast pitch. Skill, strength, and quickness are the most important requirements for softball.
Softball Sport-specific applications
Softball Equipment required
Softball Applicable substitutions
Softball Reference sources, organizations and publications
Muscle groups used
Primary muscles: quadriceps, hamstrings, hip adductors, obliques, abdominals, shoulders, triceps and rotator cuff muscles Assistance muscles: calves, latissimus dorsi, trapezius, biceps, hip abductors (tensor fascae latae and gluteals) and erector spinae
Approximately 0.028 Calories per minute per pound of body weight
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