Baseball Workout For Leg Strength and Power
To help athletes excel at any sport coaches and parents should have their athlete practice sport specific drills during their baseball workouts. This includes the basics: throwing, fielding, batting, and running. Performing these basics during a baseball workout will keep these sports specific skills trained to perform during a game.
Athletes and coaches should also find new ways to challenge these sports specific skills like fielding and running. Performing resisted sets of fielding, base stealing, sprinting, and hitting drills during a baseball workout can greatly increase the speed, power, balance, and acceleration of these sports specific baseball workout movements.
Baseball Workout For Leg Strength And Power
A great resisted baseball workout that athletes can perform is the Kbands Baseball Workout For Leg Strength And Power. Athletes will complete resisted lateral and drop step patterns between three Speed and Agility Cones. Athletes will also use the resistance from Kbands Leg Resistance Bands to increase the intensity and effectiveness of the resisted baseball workout.
To begin the Kbands Baseball Workout For Leg Strength And Power athletes will place two Speed and Agility Cones 3-4 yards apart. Athletes will complete the baseball workout cone set up by placing a third Speed and Agility Cone 2 yards behind and centered between the two original Speed and Agility Cones.
Athletes will then attach their Kbands Leg Resistance Bands securely around both knees as they line up between the two Speed and Agility Cones. With a coach or partner out in front of the baseball workout three cone set up athletes will put on their baseball glove and begin to laterally shuffle between the two Speed and Agility Cones. The third Speed and Agility Cone should be behind the athlete.
As athletes move between the two Speed and Agility Cones coaches, or partners, will bring a sports specific aspect to the baseball workout by throwing a ground ball for the athlete to field, and then flip back to the coach, or third person receiving balls, as another coach or athlete delivers the ground balls.
As athletes move between the two Speed and Agility Cones coaches will signal the athlete to open up their hips, drop step to the back Speed and Agility Cone, shuffle back to the top two Speed and Agility Cones, and continue to field balls while moving laterally. Athletes will perform this resisted baseball workout pattern for 25 seconds before stopping and taking 25-35 seconds of recovery time. Athletes will complete 6-8 resisted sets of the Kbands Baseball Workout For Leg Strength And Power. After all resisted sets of the baseball workout have been completed athletes can remove the Kbands Leg Resistance Bands and perform an optional 3-4 unresisted sets of the Kbands Baseball Workout For Leg Strength and Power. These unresisted sets will help athletes continue to increase the speed at which they can move their body side to side and still stay under control.
After athletes have completed all sets of the Kbands Baseball Workout For Leg Strength And Power they should move into additional sports specific baseball workouts drills.
Partner Baseball Workout
The Kbands Baseball Workout For Leg Strength And Power is a great drill for teams, or small groups, to complete during baseball workouts. With 2-3 different stations in the drill 2-3 athletes can rotate through the resisted baseball workout drill, one performing a high intensity active set, as the other athlete, or athletes, use their active set as their recovery time. This will help athletes and coaches maximize their training time to allow for additional sports specific baseball workout training.
Whether athletes are performing the Kbands Baseball Workout For Leg Strength And Power with one or two partners the role of the partner is crucial in the effectiveness of the baseball workout drill. Partners and coaches should challenge the athlete with the number of drop steps they take, and the pace at which ground balls must be fielded and returned during the baseball workout. If athletes begin to struggle with body positioning and movements then coaches should adjust the pace of the baseball workout so athletes can maintain great form during the Kbands Baseball Workout For Leg Strength And Power.
An Effective Baseball Workout
An effective baseball workout requires an athlete prepares their body before beginning any baseball workout training. Athletes should use the Recovery Foam Roller and Dynamic Warm Ups to prepare the body before training. This will increase athletic performance, while reducing the chance of injuries.
Once athletes have warmed up their body and have moved into performing the Kbands Baseball Workout For Leg Strength And Power they need to ensure their bodies properly move against the resistance from the Kbands Leg Resistance Bands.
As athletes move laterally and begin the baseball workout drill they need to be in a good athletic position, back straight, butt down, chest up, eyes forward. This will allow the athlete to move efficiently between the Speed and Agility Cones, while still being able to maintain enough control to field the ground balls.
Since the Speed and Agility Cones are only placed 3-4 yards apart athletes need to have a smooth transition when changing direction during the baseball workout. As athletes approach the Speed and Agility Cone they should think about moving their feet quickly as they push against the resistance from the Kbands Leg Resistance Bands. This will help athletes develop greater top end speed and acceleration after changing directions.
As athletes are signaled to move to the back Speed and Agility Cone they will open up their hips to the inside of the Speed and Agility Cone triangle as they quickly shuffle back and forth to the back Speed and Agility Cone. Quick moving feet will help the athlete accelerate back to their lateral shuffles while fielding ground balls.
After athletes have finished their entire baseball workout they can again use the Recovery Foam Roller to ease tired and sore muscles while helping accelerate the bodies recovery process.
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