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Rick Boutilier | May 15, 2013 9:56:00 AM

Baseball Exercise of the Week | "Wrist Extensions"

This week's Baseball Exercise of the Week is "Wrist Extensions”  

In last week’s blog we discussed Wrist Flexions and the benefits associated with strengthening your forearms. This week we feature Wrist Extensions and the multiple muscle groups in the forearm that are strengthened from this exercise. With Wrist Flexions we were working the flexor muscles in the forearm, while this week with Wrist Extensions we are working the extensor muscles. Flexors and extensors oppose the actions of muscles on the other side of the joint. It’s important to work both the flexors and extensors so as not to create a muscular imbalance and to increase strength overall.   

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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, baseball exercise, weight lifting, rehab, physiotherapy, baseball injury, wrist strength, injury prevention, grip strength

SST Mississauga | May 8, 2013 11:49:00 AM

Baseball Exercise of the Week | "Wrist Flexions"

This week's Baseball Exercise of the Week is "Wrist Flexions”.

When you look at some of the best hitters in baseball, especially power hitters, one of the most common physical attributes they each possess is big, strong, powerful forearms. Guys like Josh Hamilton, Mark McGwire and Albert Pujols all possess well developed forearms. These hitters also have what might be termed "quieter" swings than some others like Jose Bautista, and it is possible that their superior grip strength can help contribute to them being more “static” type hitters when it comes to generating bat speed (Don't go crazy - I am not saying they ARE static, just MORE STATIC than some other hitters). These hitters look like they just flick their wrists and the ball jumps off the bat! It is not that easy, but being strong in the wrists surely doesn't hurt at all.

Wrist Flexions strengthen multiple muscle groups that make up your forearm such as;  

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Topics: fitness tips, strength training, in-season strength training, baseball strength training, strength training for baseball, off-season strength training, baseball exercise, weight lifting, wrist strength, hitting power, grip strength

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