The experts at STACK.com have been helping athletes of all ages elevate their training for over a decade. Although their vast knowledge extends to many sports, they have always written great articles related to baseball. Here are some of their latest and greatest baseball training posts:
Baseball season can be a grind. With so many games and practices, it may seem impossible to find the time to keep your strength up. Luckily, STACK has a great in-season exercise plan that only takes 15 minutes and is sure to give your arms and abs a workout.
Bryce Harper. Giancarlo Stanton. Anthony Rizzo. Yasiel Puig. Francisco Lindor. Baseball’s biggest stars are also some of its hardest workers. Don’t believe us? Check out some of the ridiculously difficult workouts these athletes did during the offseason. Who knows, you might be inspired to add something they do to your own training. It obviously works well.
Every pitcher wants to add more speed to his pitches, but oftentimes it can be tough to address this in training. STACK recommends focusing on isolation exercises, such as pull-Ups and squats, to power your fastballs. These types of workouts work the pectoral and lat muscles which are crucial throughout your pitching motion.
But if you can’t place your pitches effectively, it doesn’t matter if you can throw 100 miles per hour. Adjusting your mechanics certainly can help out here, but maintaining core and lower-body strength can go a long way toward keeping your pitching motion consistent. Here are some exercises you can do to up your accuracy.
Catcher is such a unique and, at times, difficult position. From receiving pitches to throwing out baserunners, it requires a special skill set to be truly successful. To help catchers develop these skills, STACK has some great drills designed to help players at all levels — from beginner to advanced.
Outfielders need to be able to react quickly and cover a lot of ground in a small amount of time. It can be a really tough position to excel at as a Little Leaguer. Fortunately, our STACK friends have a great list of outfield drills that are built specifically for young players who are just learning the ropes.
Although it may not be a contact sport like football, injuries are still very common in baseball. This is especially true at the youth level where athletes are adjusting to long seasons and tougher workouts for the first time in their lives. A big factor in staying healthy is doing the proper stretches before games and practices. Here are five great ones.
So it should be easy to see that no matter your position or playing level, STACK.com has plenty to offer you. To get even more great training tips and workouts from their baseball experts, make sure to head over to http://www.stack.com/t/baseball regularly.