Friday, December 4, 2009
Core strength is the most vital aspect of baseball training. Top strength and conditioning coaches that understand baseball, know that core conditioning is where the emphasis should be throughout a baseball players training regimen.
Here’s a small sample of what you should know about core training:
1.Did you know? The core is comprised of nearly 30 different muscles that basically wrap around your body in the area between your hips and rib cage. This area connects your upper and lower body so it can function as one. ...crunches ain’t gonna do the job.
2.Baseball/Softball Hitting and Pitching power comes from the core....The core is fundamental to all body movement. You hardly make a movement without engaging your core whether it be walking up the stairs or bending down to pick something up.
3.Hitting Posture? Pitching Posture?...A strong core provides balance and stability, a necessity in athletic movement for baseball or softball.
4.Your core is the basis for all athletic movement. When you hit, throw, twist, swing or run you are relying on core strength to transfer power.
5.A strong core reduces your chances of low back injury which is quite common, especially in baseball players.
6.Your core includes both abdominal muscles and lower back muscles..front side core muscles don’t do the job.
7.If your core is weak, your movements will be weak and you will
not reach your full athletic potential = no power or velocity