Medicine balls can help athletes increase power and strength throughout their entire body. By improving coordination, preventing injury, and improving kinetic linking, exercises incorporating med balls can have amazing benefits for your body and your sports performance. Here are some ways to incorporate them in your next workout and some quick tips and tricks to consider when using them.
About Nick Esposito
I am a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). I currently work at Champion Physical Therapy and Performance with Mike Reinold and some of the brightest Strength Coaches and Physical Therapists within the Boston region & nationally. At Champion, we work with all types of clients. This includes adults, multi-sport athletes ranging from youth, high school, NCAA, MiLB, MLB, and NFL.
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When I asked baseball players and professionals if they wished they started strength training at an earlier age, 96% responded with “YES.” The earlier you begin to prepare for long-term success, the better. Here is a long-term development plan that will help assist baseball players from youth sports to high school to a professional career.
For throwers, a strong front leg plays a crucial role in successfully throwing a baseball. Your front leg transfers energy into your upper body and helps to create a stronger, faster throw. Here are 4 exercises that can improve front leg power and help you get the throw you need.
After a long day of practice, it’s important to perform exercises that relax your muscles and prevent injury. This is especially true for throwers. Avoiding exercises that care for your arms can lead to one of many possible injuries. Take an extra 10 minutes to try out these 4 arm care exercises.