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Strength, Power & Injury Prevention for Baseball, Part 5 - Recovery

Posted by Kevin Boyle, Explosive Performance Director on May 31, 2017 6:45:00 PM
Follow our five part series for Baseball players written by Explosive Performance Director, Kevin Boyle.

 

Baseball Season Is Finally Here!  Fans And Aspiring Athletes Want To Know How MLB Players Prepare Themselves To Hit And Throw For Power, And How They Can Stay Healthy This Season.  


Part 5: Recovery

Baseball players will not be effective on the field if they sustain an injury.  Players will become increasingly imbalanced as they go through a season that requires throwing and hitting only from one side.  They get tighter in certain movements and we need to help them "hit the reset button" by providing targeted mobility training. 

 

To demonstrate this imbalance we will have athletes try to touch their fists together behind their back following the Shoulder Mobility FMS test.  If one side is tighter the athlete will do soft tissue work (foam rolling, triggerpoint therapy, and self ART), and stretches until they correct the imbalance. 

 

 

Active recovery and targeted mobility training will help athletes perform pain free throughout their season, and to stay on the field all the way through until hopefully a World Series run.  Healthy teams win championships.

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For more information on training for your specific sport or to schedule training, clinics or speaking engagements with our Explosive Performance trainers, please contact Kevin Boyle at KBoyle@usfitnessgroup.com

 

Additional Articles

Part 1: Baseball Strength And Power Training Tips 

Part 2: Core Training

Part 3: Sport Specific Exercises 

Part 4: Speed Development

Topics: Sports Training

Kevin Boyle, Explosive Performance Director

Written by Kevin Boyle, Explosive Performance Director

Kevin Boyle is Director of Explosive Performance, which specializes in improving the ability to react quicker with bursts of explosive speed and power, which is an asset for any sport.