To help you strengthen and improve your baseball swing, there are three great exercises you can start using today. Of course, the key to your ultimate success will rely on the frequency at which you practice these exercises. By setting aside a couple of hours each week to work on your baseball swing, you should be noticing significant improvements in no time.It is important to keep a detailed log of the exercises you complete and how these exercises are helping your baseball swing. For instance, you may want keep track of your batting average as you work on these exercises to see what kind of improvements, if any, are shown in the long run. By staying dedicated and passionate, your swing will improve by leaps and bounds.
Weighted Bat Swings
Perhaps one of the most important components of a successful baseball swing is your bat speed. To improve your bat speed, you'll need to be comfortable with swinging heavier, weighted bats. All you need to get started with this exercise is a set of weighted donuts that can be placed around your bat. Before or during each one of your baseball practices, you should take these weighted donuts and place them around the baseball bat. Then, you can have a coach or teammate do a couple sets by soft tossing baseballs while you stand at the plate. As you become more familiar with swinging the heavier bat, you'll notice that your swing with a regular bat will tend to speed up. This will allow you to improve your overall bat speed and take advantage of fastball pitches. You should practice this exercise roughly two to three times per week.
Next, it is imperative that you develop a high-quality stretching routine before each practice and baseball game. Regular stretching allows you to improve your flexibility and the stability of your core muscles. Your core muscles include your stomach area, hips, hamstrings and glutes. To stretch your hamstrings, simply bend over at the waist and touch your toes. You should also practice hip rotations on a regular basis by turning your upper body from side to side without moving your feet. By becoming more comfortable with your hip rotations, you will be able to have a greater range of motion when swinging a baseball bat.
Finally, you should learn how to properly do the pec mob exercise. In this exercise, you use a set of weighted cables to strengthen your spine and chest muscles. These muscles are essential to powerful baseball swings. To properly do this exercise, you will grab a cable with one hand and stand so that your back is facing the machine. Then, you should place your foot on the side that is holding the cable forward. Then, you simply pull the cable behind you up and forward as far as you can, using your hips and chest muscles to complete the exercise. At the top of each set, you should hold the pose for one to two seconds. Repeat this exercise 10 times for each hand.