10 Best Baseball Strength Training Exercises

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Plank

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Plank

Planks are a great way to develop core stability and strength. (And remember, your core is not another word for your abs—it's a series of muscles, including your glutes and lower back, that stabilize the spine.) A strong core allows you to react to a ball hit in the gap or explosively drive a ball down the line.

  • Lie on stomach with elbows bent underneath
  • Raise body until only elbows and toes touch ground
  • Keep body rigid and flat by tightening abs and butt

Sets/Duration: 3×30 seconds

Check out Willis McGahee's Plank to see how the two-time Pro Bowl running back incorporates the movement into his workout.


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