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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Weight Training and Baseball by Rob Maraby

Baseball is known as perhaps one of the most inactive sports there is-by this I mean you don’t really have to be a top athlete to actually be the best at the game!

Compared to other games there is far less activity and running! However strength is crucial in this game! When you are strong, you can hit harder, you can be quicker at base-running and you will have stronger throws- all of which are the needed to win the game. And isn’t that what all baseball players want to have the ability to hit home runs with ease? And make flying passes at the bases beating the throwers to the plate?

Now you can say that some players are gifted and can hit home runns without much training. But for most players , strength training is crucial if they want to excel at the game!

Read the entire article at the Baseball Coaches Digest. has books and DVDs on off-season weight training for baseball players.

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