10 Best Baseball Strength Training Exercises

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Plyo Push-Ups

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Plyo Push-Ups

Plyo Push-Ups are preferable to the Bench Press, because they take the shoulder through a larger range of motion without the stress of heavy weight. Plus, this exercise develops chest explosiveness that baseball players need for powerful hitting.

  • Assume push-up position, then lower body until chest almost touches ground
  • Explosively drive body up by fully extending arms
  • Land with hands shoulder-width apart; immediately perform next rep
  • Perform continuously for specified reps

Sets/Reps: 5×8

Watch Captain Brandon Godsey of the Ohio Army National Guard perform Plyo Push-Ups.

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