Baseball & Softball Skills
There is no such thing as "just another ball game."
You spend hours in the batting cage, but after all is said and done, the most critical tool in taking your game to the next level is your own physical fitness. Baseball and softball demand strength, agility balance and endurance.
To be your best, you need to focus on creating a body that is "built for baseball." At the same time, you will lessen your chances of injury and get more enjoyment out of playing.
Master Your Swing
Make every at bat count by achieving the ultimate swing with these easy to follow instructions and downloadable illustrated exercises.
There's a lot more to it than just grabbing a bat and hoping for the perfect pitch. Developing the right swing breaks down into five key phases: Stance, Load Position, Stride Position, Contact and Follow-Through. By working on the muscles that are most crucial in these five steps, you will help improve your swing.
Before you get ready to swing for the fences, you need to get a good, tight grip on the bat and be able to hold it in a still position. That takes strong forearms and triceps. Performing wrist curls and reverse wrist curls will help you wrap your hands around the bat and keep it steady.
To keep your shoulder stable you can increase your shoulder strength and stability by performing chest presses with aand , or by doing internal and external rotation exercises with . This will help with bat control, too.