Power Hitting Exercises

    Video Transcript

    1. Players are weak in the stability/core muscles required for power hitting
    2. Especially, muscles to engage your core in the batting stance
    3. Stability muscles from the inside of your knee to your inner groin; connecting to your hips
    4. The following is a simple exercise to strengthen your core muscles
    5. You can do a few sets, riding the ball for 30-60 seconds
    6. Your stabilizing muscles grow quicker than standard muscle groups
    7. Place your knees on the outside of the ball
    8. Squeeze your knees into the ball and gently roll forward
    9. Hold this position, while resting your hand for balance
    10. Already my inner thighs are shaking from the stress
    11. Hold this spot for as long as you can
    12. Advanced players can remove your hand, super boosting your workout
    13. Once finished, gently roll back and plant your feet on the ground
    14. You will feel the muscles of the inner legs
    15. These muscles are critical to engaging your core in your batting stance
    16. Here’s another good exercise for your hamstrings and lower back
    17. Rest your back up against a wall
    18. Placing your foot in the middle of the ball
    19. You will feel it work from your lower hamstring to your back muscles
    20. Core muscles go from your knee to the top of your rib cage, any muscle that is attached to your hips
    21. These muscles are critical for power hitting, sports in general
    22. You need to strengthen these muscles and make them flexible
    23. Hold for 20-60 seconds
    24. Rotate the ball
    25. Turning your head in the opposite direction
    26. Working your lower back to improve strength and flexibility
    27. Helping to improve extension on your swing follow through
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    I’ve also told all our guys they will be getting their own, and they are so pumped. “Really? Oh, that’s awesome coach!”

    Rusty Mac, Hitting Coach; University Of Hawaii.