Not a member yet?
Subscribe Now!



General : : General
Baseball Strength-Guidelines
Kevin Barr        
Published: Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Baseball Strength-Guidelines

•  Complete baseball skill-work (hitting, fielding, & throwing) before lifting.

•  Practice good mechanics & don’t sacrifice technique for more weight.

•  No forced repetitions.

•  Incorporate proportionate number of “push” & “pull” movements to create balance between muscle-groups & prevent shoulder injuries.

•  Avoid machine-training, which restricts rotation, interferes with coordination, & creates muscle-imbalances that predispose baseball players to injury.

•  Emphasize ground-based movements that allow feet to apply force against ground.

•  Emphasize movements (push, pull, squat, lunge, & step-up) that involve multiple- joints.

•  Emphasize movements that require motion in 3-planes (forward & backward / up & down / side to side).

•  Strengthen glute & hamstring-complex to improve balance & prevent hamstring injuries.

•  Eliminate Olympic-lifts, which emphasize motion in 1 movement-plane with no benefits for rotational-demands of baseball.

To receive unlimited one-year membership access for $50.00 to TheBBR, please visit the page shown in the URL below and enter the coupon code
PG2012. http://thebbr.com/athletic-development-program-sign-up.html

Recent Related Articles
Patrick helps foster ambitions
Former MiLB player Dashawn Patrick (right), who grew up in foster care, founded a recruiting business that helps all kids and... READ 
'New start' for new Padre Myers
New San Diego Padres OF Wil Myers is looking for a bounce-back season after being dealt from the Tampa Bay Rays, and also has... READ 
Rockies' LeMahieu pure gold
Colorado Rockies' second baseman DJ LeMahieu, an alumnus of the 2006 PG National and All-American Classic, is looking to capt... READ 
Most Viewed Related Articles
Slugger PRIME 915 Wins Challenge
In a recent blind test at PG's indoor facility, 87 percent of the players that took the challenge chose the LS PRIME 915 BBCO... READ 
'New start' for new Padre Myers
New San Diego Padres OF Wil Myers is looking for a bounce-back season after being dealt from the Tampa Bay Rays, and also has... READ 
10th 'Strokes for Little Folks' set
The 10th Annual Sutton's Strokes for Little Folks golf tournament to benefit the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center ... READ 
 



Keywords in this article
       Player Profile Page    Event Page