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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

These 5 Drills Will Increase Your Baseball-Specific Speed [ARTICLE]

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Think about the game of baseball. Now think about when you run during a baseball game. What are you doing? Most of the time you are either: • Stealing a base • Chasing a fly ball...... Continue

Developing a Mental Skills & Toughness Training Plan of Action [ARTICLE]

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Ask any athlete, coach or sports fan 'of all the athletic attributes, which is the most important?' Even the most casual athlete, coach or sports fan will provide an answer that in some way relates to the mental toughness, potential and power...... Continue

Staying Mentally Tough Through Injuries [ARTICLE]

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It is said that there are only two certainties in life...death and taxes. In baseball, for every team, and for almost every player at one point or another, you can almost count on a third...the probability of injuries. For players they are among...... Continue

In-Season Training Plan for Baseball Players [ARTICLE]

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Baseball players need to be explosive to repeatedly throw and hit over the course of a season. To do this, you need to train during the season to maintain and even improve your strength, speed and conditioning. (Check out this off-season baseball...... Continue

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