Spring training camps are in full swing, which means baseball season is right around the corner! But don't be too hasty to ditch the gym in place for the field. In-season baseball strength and conditioning is an often over-looked and neglected aspect of a player's in-season routine.
Here are 8 reasons why you should make strength and conditioning a priority this in-season:
1. Reduce Your Chance of Injury
The baseball season is long and hard on the body. Baseball is also, primarily, a one-sided activity (hitting and throwing). This repetitive motion on an athlete’s dominant side can lead to disaster if they are not prepared for the season or do not maintain their strength, mobility, and function throughout the season. A properly designed in-season baseball training program can take a proactive approach to avoiding common injuries and breakdowns throughout a playing season.