Exercises

Justin Verlander Walking Lunge

by MaxoutBaseball on January 19, 2012

Video description by STackBaseball…Justin Verlander, a star baseball pitcher for the Detroit Tigers Major League Baseball (MLB) team, and his trainer Javair Gillett, teach the Walking Lunge. “”We really wanna make sure that the glutes and the hamstrings are strong going in the season, so we’ve gone into a walking lunge, and glutes are where you get your power from. Your butt is where you generate the power. Three goals you have in mind: first thing is you gotta avoid injury, so where the squat is really to, is really that power-generating maximized performance, the lunge is let’s-try-to-decrease-injury, and hopefully, it will transfer over to maximized performance. But first and foremost, reduce the likelihood of injury. Then we can get into the maximizing performance. Start with three sets of ten. Right now, we’re adding weight, so we’re at three sets of six on each leg, so 12 total.””

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Jimmy Rollins Kettle Ball Swings

by MaxoutBaseball on January 19, 2012

The video is from StackBaseball. Here is their description…Jimmy Rollins, an MVP shortstop for the Philadelphia Phillies baseball team, teaches the kettle ball swing training exercise. ?Kettle ball swing is actually something I made up for Jimmy. I thought about his movement when he is doing his trunk rotation and stuff. Basically, it’s just swinging on a lateral movement. You’re swinging upwards and we’re coming down and basically it’s using the antagonist and the agonist muscles, meaning the opposite muscles because you’re exploring one side. And then, you’re coming back down and you got to control it going back down. So it’s like coming back and forth and you’re really working the transverse abdominis and you learn how to roll your hips too and everything. It’s not something that you should be using a lot of lately. I think there is no more than like 8-10 pounds of working through the hip, following the motion and to see everything has to do with hips and explosion and be able to hit that ball. That’s what we’re trying to work on. Usually those with D3 sets of 20.

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Justin Verlander Overhead Medicine Ball Throw

by MaxoutBaseball on January 19, 2012

Here is a video of Justin Verlander demonstrating the overhead Medicine ball throw. It is designed to improve explosive power for pitchers and all throwers.

Justin Verlander is a Cy-young pitcher for the Detroit Tigers.

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Head baseball Coach Jack Legget Demonstrates the Star Drill

by MaxoutBaseball on February 18, 2010

Baseball drill by Clemson University's Jack Legget is great for working on change of direction and explosion, which is a must for any baseball player.  This is probably better qualified as a baseball exercise.

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Deceleration medicine ball catches

by MaxoutBaseball on February 14, 2010

Shoulder health is the number one concern for pitchers and pitching coaches.  Many neglect the strength of the decelerator muscles of the shoulder.  This video shows a great exercise that works these neglected pitching muscles.

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