10 Best Baseball Strength Training Exercises

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Barbell Lunges

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Barbell Lunges

Strong quads help you transition power from one foot to the other, like making a pivot on a cutoff throw. But Squats often have negative effects for baseball players, creating overstretched shoulder joints. However, you need to strengthen your legs, so I recommend performing Barbell Lunges instead.

  • Begin with bar on back in standing position
  • Step forward into lunge position, keeping front knee behind toes
  • Lower until back knee almost touches ground
  • Push back into standing position without changing torso angle

Sets/Reps: 5×8 each leg

Watch Miami Marlins pitcher Steve Cishek perform Safety-Squat Bar Forward Lunges.


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Topics: STRENGTH TRAINING | BASEBALL | QUADS | CHEST | POWER | THROW | SWING | STRENGTH TRAINING EXERCISES