Skill related physical fitness is one of the hottest new areas of sports training. The idea has been around for a long time, but ambitious trainers and sports scientists have found new ways for athletes to cultivate the specific skills that they will need in a game.
I got to spend some time in the weight room of a professional baseball team. most of the lifts and moves the guys were doing was stuff I had never seen before. It was not your typical bench presses and squats. Everything these guys did was to get better at a specific thing. They trained smart.