Five-Tool Baseball Player Workout
The MLB workout that will make you a baseball jack-of-all-trades.
Power Hour (Hitting for power)
Clearly, hitting for power means lots of extra bases along with home runs,” says Eddins. “Being able to have tremendous bat speed along with overall body strength produces a lot of homeruns, which everyone loves to see.” While many are quick to look at arm strength, lower body rotation training enables a lot of bat speed, and hence, consistent power. For squats, use a barbell placed on your traps while pinching the scapula together, with your feet shoulder-width apart. Keep your back straight and bend at the hips and knees until parallel to the ground. Drive straight up with heels to the floor. Follow up with medicine ball squat jumps, with your feet shoulder-width apart, holding the medicine ball with both hands to your chest. Squat parallel and jump straight up, pushing the medicine ball to the ceiling. Finish with rotational medicine ball throws. Squats: 3 sets x 10 reps, adding weight each set Medicine ball squat jumps: 3 sets x 10 reps Rotational medicine ball throws: 3 sets x 15 reps Back to the Five-Tool Baseball Player Workout >>