Nothing seems to excite a crowd, at the baseball stadium, more than the sound of the bat solidly connecting with the pitch and sending a majestic soaring fly ball into the bleachers for a home run.
Without argument, hitting a home run is the pinnacle of success when taking your turn at bat, there is no greater achievement. However, do you realize there is a mere handful of major league baseball players, when compared with the entire staffs of teams, which hit more then 30 home runs a year. Thirty home runs out of perhaps 600 times at bat, that’s a mere pittance of a number, a very, very low ROI (return on investment) as a banker would say 파워볼추천사이트.
So why do we train so hard to create more power in our swing to hit a mere 30 home runs; we don’t. We Never train to hit home runs, home runs are an accidental by-product of us hitting the ball with power. We’re training to drive ground balls through the infield, to hit laser line drives deep into the gaps, and occasionally, by accident, hit a towering home run.
One might assume hitting for power begins with the batter being muscular and powerful, which allows him to drive the ball hard, and you would be partially correct in your assumption, but probably for the wrong reason. The strength of the player doesn’t power the ball over the fence, but the strength of the player powers the quickness of the bat, which the quickness of contact powers the ball over the fence.
In other words, the strength and ability to swing the baseball bat at a very high rate of speed, creates the speed and power in which the ball leaves the bat.
The legs are the foundation on which every other hitting element will be built upon, and must be strengthened first, or at least simultaneously, as sometimes because the legs are our strongest muscle group we tend to strengthen other parts first, which is a big mistake.
Historically, leg squats and lunges are two proven leg strength exercises which prove great results.
To perform lunges, begin standing erect, with your feet shoulder width apart, I suggest holding 5 to 10lb weights in each hand and performing a bicep curl while performing the lunges, as you’ll increase training proficiency.
Step your left leg forward with your knee being in a right angle, located directly over your left foot. Your right leg will bend with the knee stopping and being held positioned above the floor. Holding this position perform 5 bicep curls, return to your starting position. Rest 15 seconds and perform the same exercise with the opposite leg.
The results of squats are increased with the use of weights, but they do not have to be used. Standing under the barbell, insure the weight is not excessive, as reps are more important than weight, position the bar across the back of the shoulders, gripping the bar with equally positioned hands.
Lift the weight off the rack, stepping forward, begin performing squats, concentrating on form. Proper form is more productive than amount of weight lifted and decreases the chances of injury.