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Courtney Plewes | Oct 5, 2015 5:23:00 PM

8 Baseball Strength Training Lessons From the Cressey Elite Mentorship

On June 14-16th of this year I was fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to attend the Elite Baseball Mentorship program at Eric Cressey’s training center in Hudson, MA. For those of you who don’t know who Eric is you can check out his website here. Basically he is THE go-to-guy in the USA for high school, college and professional baseball players.

For those of you who have been to our facility here at The Baseball Zone you will be happy to know that our facilities were almost identical, only opposite in a way! I mean that Cressey’s gym is 15,000 sq. ft. with the majority of his facility being designated for strength and conditioning with two bullpen lanes; while ours is 15,000 sq. ft. with about 3,500 sq. ft. of that being strength and conditioning and the rest baseball.

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Topics: warming up, strength training, in-season strength training, baseball strength training, strength training for baseball, off-season strength training, baseball exercise, pitching, speed, speed training, baseball speed, med ball drills, throwing skills, prowler training, prehab, baseball warm up, pitching mechanics, shoulder strength, biomechanics, sprinting speed, explosive strength, mobility, sled sprints, performance training, sports performance, strength and conditioning, elite baseball mentorship, cressey sports performance, eric cressey, athlete assessments, squat, pressing exercises, power, cleans

SST Mississauga | Sep 6, 2013 11:52:00 AM

Baseball Functional Friday | Prowler Sprints

This week’s SST Functional Friday exercise is Prowler Sprints.

The Prowler is a functional training tool that helps improve an athlete’s speed and acceleration. This can be used by any athlete of any age or ability. We use the Prowler a lot with our FAST camp kids and our Butts and Guts adult classes too, where it is great as a fat blaster. The great thing about the Prowler is you can load it up with plates and train heavy and do slow pushes to work on your power or lighter weight to do sprint/speed work.

The Prowler is a great finisher to any leg workout!! In this video, Team Canada baseball player Jamie Richmond is using light to medium weight with two 25 pound plates for sprints.

We use Prowler Sprints with athletes in every sport. You can add single leg variations (very advanced) as well as using the lower set grip for pushing which will engage even more of the core. You can also set up obstacle courses if you have the width to do so, so that the push is not always done in a linear plane. This is a great finisher on a training day and if you have two of them, you can use as a team building relay race!!!

For more information on functional training, please click the button below to contact us and tell us a little more about your questions and interests and we will be happy to help you!

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The Baseball Zone & SST Mississauga

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Topics: baseball strength training, strength training for baseball, baseball functional training, speed, speed training, baseball speed, prowler training

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