Weight Workout For Heavy Hitters

Weight Workout For Heavy Hitters If you've ever wondered whether technique or strength made a bigger difference for hitting homers out of the park or need tips for planning your off-season workouts a study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research analyzed the bat swing speeds and upper body strength of 30 high school athletes from playoff bound baseball teams.

Researchers found that the swing speed of home run hitters was much faster than the average swings of mediocre hitters. With the guys who swing for the fence, bat speed was directly correlated to bench power and isokinetic chest press. For the less powerful hitters, swing speed was correlated to their bench press one rep max (the heaviest weight you can lift for one rep).

True Strength Moment: Scientists suggest that aspiring players interested in increasing the speed of their swing devote some weight room time to developing bench press power. This is best accomplished with lighter loads of resistance and greater upward velocity. After a couple weeks of that, switch to a heavier load of plates to work on increasing your one rep max. For some insight on tapering off resistance training for competition, read today's Performance Blog at ABBperformance.com
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#1
Stelios
Feb 09, 2013
One week i start the intermediate workout.What supplements you suggest for first time?Thanks
#2
Christian
Apr 02, 2013
Whey. Pre- Creatine