4 lifestyle factors that you’re not considering include sleep, nutrition, stress, and soreness. These factors, both negative and positive, have a relationship with each other that affect your baseball performance.
A strengthening program for baseball that doesn’t include rotational movements and “controlled rotation” is simply incomplete. Most of the primary activities in baseball consist of some amount of rotation. Training should closely mimic the movements and energy systems utilized during the game. Try incorporating a variety of controlled rotational exercises and conditioning drills focusing on maximizing hip and core strength and coordination.
The baseball season is extremely long and demanding. Coaches now advise pitchers to only sprint and never run distance. But this is unrealistic advice that will likely lead to burnout, poor overall conditioning, and injury. Read this article for more balanced, practical conditioning advice for baseball pitchers.
With the recent popularity of electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) units in the baseball world, their general acceptances and inclusion in the recovery process, this article highlights the research and rationale surrounding them. This article will go into the research on EMS and the effectiveness of electrical muscle stimulation compared to other recovery methods.