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3 Exercises Baseball Players Can Use to Gain Control of the Lats

Lats can be a baseball player’s best friend as well as their worst enemy at times. The lats are an expansive muscle group originating in the low back and ending up at the humerus and sometimes also attaching to the scapula. When the lats are given free reign without control from opposing musculature, gross extension patterns in player’s lumbar spines may begin to show up.

This can then lead to players letting their coaches know of nagging arm and back pain. With the three exercises below players can regain control of certain opposition muscles such as the serratus anterior, the internal oblique, and the transversus abdominis to help restore balance to a player’s system.