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Whether you want to add power to your swing, speed on the basepaths or explosiveness in the outfield, you'll need to start with lower body and core workouts designed specifically for baseball players. After checking out the baseball workouts on STACK.com, browse through the articles and videos below for drills, advice and motivation from some of the nation's top coaches, college baseball programs and elite athletes like Joey Votto, Justin Verlander and Adrian Gonzalez. Start your off-season baseball training with the workouts and drills in our baseball training videos.

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4 Great Ways to Improve Your Pitching Mechanics in the Weight Room

Over the past few months, I've released several videos demonstrating how we can use the weight room to help get our pitchers into better positions dur...

Why Your 'Foot Strike' Is Key to Throwing Harder (and 5 Tips on How to Improve It)

When talking about how force is transferred from foot strike up into the arm during pitching, I like to use the analogy of "crash test dummies crashin...

19 Pro Athletes With Insanely Strict Diets

To survive, a pro athlete's nutrition has to be on point. Players might've been able to eat junk in college and slide by on talent and skill, b...

The 7 Craziest Performance Bonuses in Sports History

Most casual sports fan think contracts are fairly simple. A franchise agrees to pay a player a certain amount of money over a certain number of ye...

The 21 Longest Home Runs in Modern Baseball History

Moon shot. Long ball. Big fly. Bomb. No matter what you call it, a monstrous home run is one of the most majestic sights in sports. While te...

15 Star Athletes Who Had to Walk On to Their College Teams

It'd be great to be a star recruit. Getting wooed by legendary coaches, visiting beautiful campuses, fielding offers from dream schools–what's ...

Study: Traditional 'Pitch Counts' Aren't Doing Enough to Help High School Pitchers

Too many pitches can be bad news for a young pitcher's arm and shoulder health. That's why pitch counts have become a trusted way to guard against ...

5 Keys to Building Better Base-Stealing Speed

Stealing bases can drastically alter a baseball game. However, base stealing is often taken for granted and an afterthought in most coach's game plans...

Simple Situational Infield Drills for Youth Baseball Players

Coaching baseball for young athletes can be an incredibly rewarding experience, but only if you know what you are doing. If you are unprepared, both t...

How Jordan Hicks Built a Body Capable of Hurling 105-mph Fastballs

Move over, Aroldis Chapman. The MLB has a new velocity king, and his name is Jordan Hicks. Hicks, a 21-year-old relief pitcher for the St. Louis Ca...

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