Are You Getting 'Baseball Strong' This Offseason?
November 10, 2014
With your offseason (hopefully) underway and your conditioning program (hopefully) going well...
Are you getting 'Baseball Strong'?
What Does It Mean To Be 'Baseball Strong'?
Being 'Baseball Strong' means training your shoulder to handle the stresses of throwing the baseball, specifically training
the shoulder to handle the most stressful part of the throw, after Ball
Release, when the arm has to slow down ('Decelerate').
Looking at the graph below from a 1983 study, you can see the most shoulder activity at the far right, "Stage IV" The Follow Through:
How Can You Train Your Shoulder To Be 'Baseball Strong'?
Being 'Baseball Strong' is the main goal of the Winter Conditioning Program which includes weighted jump rope and medicine ball deceleration training.
Unable to attend the Winter Program? You can get
the winter program outline as well as information on weighted jump rope
and medicine ball deceleration training by subscribing to my Baseball Video Library.
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