Boost Explosive Leg Strength With Justin Verlander

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Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander once hit 102 mph on the radar gun. During his no-hitter against the Brewers in June '07, he was clocked at 101 mph in the ninth inning!

Justin's raw and lasting velocity originates from his powerful lower body. Whether you're driving off a mound or running through tacklers, Justin's lower body strength program, compliments of Tigers strength coach Javair Gillett, will significantly improve your power output.

Exercise
Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Squat
4x10
2x10, 3x8
2x10, 3x8
1x10, 2x8, 2x6
1x10, 1x8, 3x6
1x10, 4x6
DB Walking Lunge
3x10
each leg
3x10
each leg
3x8
each leg
3x8
each leg
3x6
each leg
3x6
each leg
Single-Leg Squat
None
None
3x6
w/ bodyweight
3x6
w/ bodyweight
3x8
w/ bodyweight
3x10
w/ bodyweight
Physioball
Hamstring Curl
3x10
3x10
3x10
w/ partner resistance
3x10
w/ partner resistance
3x10
w/ partner resistance
3x10
w/ partner resistance

Coaching Points: Perform workout once per week // Rest 90 seconds between sets // Gradually increase weight each week unless otherwise noted

Watch video of Justin Verlander's strength training for baseball.

 


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Topics: STRENGTH TRAINING | BASEBALL | EXPLOSIVE TRAINING | PHYSIOBALL | WORKOUTS | RUNNING | COACH | STRENGTH COACH | POWER | EXERCISE | VELOCITY | DETROIT TIGERS