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2 Upper-Body Workouts for Pitchers That Build Strength and Durability [ARTICLE]

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The upper body is crucial to baseball pitching success, because it imparts the force from the legs into the ball. A strong upper body can improve your performance, whereas weakness or injury in this area can limit...... Continue

Connective Tissue: The Key to Preventing ACL Injuries [ARTICLE]

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The anterior cruciate ligament is the last thing you want to injure. If you need ACL surgery, you have a 6- to 12-month rehabilitation period ahead of you, and you may not return with the same speed and agility you once had...... Continue

Improve Your Baseball Speed With This On-Field Workout [ARTICLE]

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When you look at MLB players, some guys are known for their speed, but generally, designated hitters are not swift of foot. As a young, developing player, that may give you the idea that speed isn't necessarily essential in baseball. This could...... Continue

Off-Season Baseball Exercises for Your Shoulders [ARTICLE]

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Baseball workouts typically include external and internal rotational shoulder work, along with other shoulder exercises and neutral grip dumbbell bench pressing. But coaches need to gauge how strong and stabilized their athletes are and tailor...... Continue

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