Baseball training is a combination of baseball strength training along with addressing the mechanical demands of your position. Think about it, if you’re a position player, you only get 3-5 at bats per game and if you’re a really good hitter you’ll only get on base once or twice.
What if you’re a pitcher? If you’re a starting pitcher you’re on the mound about every 15 minutes, throwing 15-30 pitches an inning for typically 5-7 innings. In-between each of those innings you’re taking a 15 minute break, just sitting on the bench.
Therefore, training baseball players largely depends on a few things; your positional demands, whether it’s in-season or off-season, what your daily schedule is and how many games you’re playing that week. These will all need to be considered when developing a baseball fitness training program to increase your performance.
Here’s the problem with following a one size fits all program or copying a program from a book or social media. Those people don’t know YOU. Not to mention, they don’t know what your needs are or what is going to make YOU a better player.
If you really want to take your performance to the next level, you need a personalized baseball workout program catered to your goals and your physical demands. So, the first step to developing that is to understand your physical capabilities by performing a physical movement screen….so let’s get started!