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Rick Boutilier | May 6, 2013 7:27:00 AM

Top 3 Baseball Strength Training Exercises for Speed Development

If you want to go places in baseball, there are a few key attributes scouts/coaches look for.  How hard can you throw the ball? How far can you hit the ball? How fast can you run?  Don't get me wrong, throwing the ball 90mph, hitting a ball 450 feet or running a sub-7.0 second 60 yard dash doesn't mean that you're automatically a great baseball player, but it will turn heads and give you the chance needed to show universities/colleges and professional teams what you can do on the field.

Lets talk about how we can make you faster.  When training to improve speed it amazes me how players tend to forget how important it is to be STRONG!  Athletes are always asking me about what drills they should do to improve their baserunning but I have yet to see a weak athlete run a great 60 yard dash. 

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Topics: baserunning, video, strength training, baseball strength training, speed, baseball off-season, speed training, baseball speed

Rick Boutilier | Apr 9, 2013 10:13:00 AM

Baseball Strength Training Transformation Tuesday | Justin Wamboldt

It is Transformation Tuesday again and this week we feature high school freshman Justin Wamboldt of the Ontario Terriers 15U program and catcher for the Bantam Thornhill Reds.

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Topics: fitness tips, SST Mississauga, strength training, in-season strength training, baseball strength training, strength training for baseball, off-season strength training, weight lifting, High Performance Program, baseball off-season, long term development, lean mass

Rick Boutilier | Mar 12, 2013 2:07:00 PM

Baseball Strength Training Transformation Tuesday - Varun Kuo

Well it is Transformation Tuesday and this week we feature Mississauga North P/SS Varun Kuo. 

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Topics: SST Mississauga, strength training, baseball strength training, strength training for baseball, weight lifting, baseball off-season, nutrition

Rick Boutilier | Mar 5, 2013 6:25:00 PM

Baseball Strength Training Transformation Tuesday - Thomas Radigan

It is Transformation Tuesday with Oakville A's Midget player, Thomas Radigan.

Thomas is one of those kids who came to us with the problem of not being able to put on any weight. As a 13 year old playing rep baseball, he was one of the smaller kids on the team. This age group can be very diverse in terms of size and strength with each kid.  You have some kids who have matured early and can be as big as 6' tall and 200 lbs! Then you have the other end of the spectrum where we have kids who are 5' tall and 100 lbs soaking wet! It can be a difficult time for players around this age, not only externally due to vast differences of size and power between players, but also internally, as players can sometimes get discouraged with these disparities.

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Topics: SST Mississauga, strength training, baseball strength training, strength training for baseball, weight lifting, baseball off-season, nutrition

Mike McCarthy | Feb 11, 2013 8:44:00 AM

7 Reasons to Make Sure You Are Strength Training For Baseball

Strength training for baseball is not a new concept, but it is something that not enough student-athletes, coaches, and parents know about. They know it exists, but way more importantly is that they should know why it is important and how it can benefit baseball players. It has to do with way more than just bulking up. The point of strength training for baseball is not necessarily to make you ready for the beach - it's to put you in the best baseball shape possible, both physically and mentally.

Below are seven of the most important reasons why strength training for baseball needs to be a part of baseball players' lives.

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Topics: strength training, in-season strength training, baseball strength training, strength training for baseball, weight lifting, speed, baseball off-season, pitching velocity, hitting power

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