Core Stability Exercises
We want to be able to stand up nice and tall, get a lot of power through that core because that’s going to help translate to getting more power to those hips and those legs for a baseball player.
- The wrist band is going to sit right in front of me.
- You’re going to come up and then chop down. Come up and then chop down.
- Engage your core and stand tall
- Hold this position, resisting the pull of the cable and not letting your torso rotate towards the machine, for five to ten seconds then bring the handle back into your chest.
Now the resistance is going to want to pull you this way, but you want to stand up nice and tall, working on the stability of the core.
To make this exercise harder, we’re going to do this in an inline position.
So we’re going to have one foot in front and one foot behind. This is going to increase balance, but also again, stability.
Unilateral Farmer Carry
This is a great exercise to work on grip strength, but also core stability as well.
So the whole goal here is you’re going to have the weight right by your side.
I want it to be heavy, but not too challenging with the way it’s going to pull you down like this.
- You want to be able to stand up nice and tall.
- Hold the weight by your side and walk.
- Keep that chest up nice and tall.
And then once you get to a certain distance, you’re going to change hands and do the same thing.
This is a full-body exercise, which is going to work your legs as well, but also really work on that core and keeping that good posture.
Moving In Different Planes Exercise
The last and final exercise to make more performance in a baseball player is working in different planes of motion.
Not only working in the sagittal plane but also working in transverse and frontal.
So coming in forward like this and rotating. Doing lateral rotation, backward rotation.
Those are all great ways to increase planes of motion because in baseball, we’re not always working at one plane of motion. We’re working in different planes of motion as well.
So always changing up the plane is always great to increase overall performance in baseball.
So that’s the three things, strength, core stability, and working in different planes of motion is going to increase overall performance in youth baseball players.
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