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Should Pitchers Ice After Throwing to Prevent Shoulder Injuries? [ARTICLE]

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In a sport as rooted in tradition as baseball, some habits go back so far that nobody stops to think about whether they're actually useful. Phrases like "roll the wrists at contact" while hitting, or the idea that baseball players should not lift wei... Continue

Baseball Exercises: Should You Lift Overhead? [ARTICLE]

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Watch any baseball practice and you'll see pitchers and position players doing band work or performing baseball exercises before hitting the field. They may go years—even their whole careers—without making an overhead movement during training, yet...... Continue

Pre-Hab Shoulder Training - Jon Francis [ARTICLE]

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The sport of Baseball requires power, strength, speed, balance, and flexibility. As a strength coach my job is to maximize the potential in each of these aspects for every baseball player that is in my program. One important aspect in training...... Continue

Proper Shoulder Training for Throwing Athletes [ARTICLE]

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There are two schools of thought when it comes to shoulder training for athletes who throw. No matter what the athlete or the sport, pitchers, quarterbacks, javelin throwers, volleyball players, softball players, you typically get two differing...... Continue

Improve Your Hitting and Throwing Power With Baseball-Specific Core Exercises [ARTICLE]

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Most baseball players understand that core strength is critical—how else could you perform basic skills like throwing a ball or swinging a bat? However, to properly train the core for performance gains—and to stay healthy—you must first understand...... Continue

Baseball Swing Exercises to Improve Hitting Power [ARTICLE]

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Locating and driving a 90-mph fastball is one of the most impressive feats of hand-eye coordination in all of sports. It's the one skill where if you succeed only 30 percent of the time, you are considered elite.... Continue

Three Key Steps to Conquer Baseball Post-Season Pressure [ARTICLE]

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Here is a sobering thought...In the entire history of high school and collegiate baseball, the most important individual and team championship skill is often the skill that is practiced the least...namely the ability to perform extremely well...... Continue

10 Best Strength Exercises for Baseball Players [ARTICLE]

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As a baseball athlete, you need to consider two important aspects of your training: total body strength and explosive power. But first, consider the muscle imbalances caused naturally by the sport. For example, you swing the bat from one side. You...... Continue

3 Speed and Agility Drills to Improve Your Baseball Performance [ARTICLE]

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Baseball athletes want to gain an edge on getting to the ball and moving around the bases. Help your performance on the diamond and develop faster feet with the following baseball speed and agility drills.... Continue

Boost Your Fastball With This Weighted Baseball Workout [ARTICLE]

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Some of you may have heard about the underload/overload concept for baseball pitcher velocity training. The idea is to use overload baseballs (6 ounces, 7 ounces, etc.) in combination with...... Continue