All-Star Baseball Power Workout Improves Bat Speed
Posted Mar 25 2010 8:17pm
Improve your bat speed with the All-Star Baseball Power Workout Manual.
Bat speed can be improved with increased core strength, overall body strength and explosive power. Bat speed can also be improved with bat swing practice.
Training for power means that exercises are done at full speed. This trains your muscles to fire faster. For example, medicine ball exercises done at full speed improve your explosive core strength. This will improve your bat speed and arm speed.
It doesn't help you to continually get stronger if power development is not there also. Power, or speed strength (how fast your muscles can produce force) is one of the best physical predictors of success in sports (dynamic balance is another).
If you have strong legs, a weak core and a strong arm, you will have a power shortage when swinging a bat or throwing a ball. Strength and power must transfer from your legs to your core to your arms.
The plyometric workouts include exercises for the upper and lower body such as medicine ball throws, depth jumps, squat jumps, etc.