Category Archives: Workouts

How To Add Forearm Strength For Baseball

Forearm Strength Is Underappreciated It seems quite undeniable that forearm strength is extremely beneficial to a baseball player.  Gripping the bat, the ball and maneuvering a glove all require strong forearms.   Admittedly, it’s tough to categorize just how important it actually is.  The forearm muscles are small, and bat/arm speed are […]

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Baseball Lessons From The Stock Market?

Baseball Lessons From The Stock Market? You may not think that there are any connections between investing in the stock market and training to be a baseball player, but I would certainly beg to differ. Here’s lesson #1 that baseball players can take from Wall Street:  You’ve Got To Think Long Term […]

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Best Tips For Baseball Workouts

  Working out for baseball requires a good plan. This is a new series on Baseball Brains where we will lay out the keys to developing a good plan for baseball workouts.   Like many of the most important parts of rising to a high level in baseball, it all starts with a […]

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Drills For Pitching: Quarterbacks

  We’re always looking for great pitching drills. Wherever we are, whatever we’re doing, our eyes and ears are open for new ideas about how to make pitchers better.  One great set of drills that we use for pitchers is called quarterbacks.  It’s no secret where it got its’ name and it’s […]

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How To Strengthen Your Core For Baseball

  Strengthen Your Core For Baseball The core of the body can be defined many ways, but the important thing to remember for baseball players is that it is what every athletic move you make revolves around.  The ability to stay stacked between your legs when you’re heading to a ground ball, […]

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How To Increase SPEED On The Baseball Field

  Don’t Just Practice What You’re Already Good At, Eliminate Weakness All coaches want their players to continually get better as the season progresses. I think that’s basically accepted as a universal coaching truth. Unfortunately, a lot of coaches do not run their team in a way that actually makes that possible. […]

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Don’t Become A Slave To Video Analysis

  I’ve seen players, parents, and coaches all become addicted to video analysis.  They believe that every fault can be found in slow motion video, and all they need to do is systematically identify them in the video and then fix them. Some coaches become so dependent on slow motion analysis that […]

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How To Create A Good Baseball Workout

What Makes A Baseball Workout Different   Strength and conditioning for baseball can be different than it is for a lot of other sports.  Baseball players don’t need as much straight ahead, or linear, power as a football player might or the cardiovascular endurance of a soccer player.  When we design a baseball […]

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Winter Hitting Tips For Baseball

Hi Braniacs! WINTER HITTING TIPS: A couple weeks ago I wrote an article about keeping quality over quantity this winter, check that out if you haven’t read it yet. Moving on from there, another thing that we need to keep in mind while we’re locked in the batting cages this winter, is that there […]

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Is It Possible To Train Pitching Velocity AND Command?

Is Pitching Velocity The Enemy of Accuracy? An interesting thing happens when people start talking about pitching, especially when they’re talking about pitching velocity.  It usually turns into a discussion of what somebody wants more; velocity or pitch-ability. I’m going to define pitch-ability as being able to command your pitches and do […]

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