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Mike McCarthy | Dec 11, 2014 3:12:00 PM

3 Reasons To Invest In A Baseball Strength Training Program

Learn what strength training can do for your game and what to look for in a program

Baseball is America’s past time and it has become the same for many Canadians as well, so it’s no surprise that many young athletes choose to make it their chosen sport to participate in. While some kids play baseball just for fun or to be a part of a team, there are those who live and breathe baseball. To these individuals, baseball is more than just a hobby, but what they excel at. Many hope to one day make it to play collegiately, and perhaps even professionally.

And to get to that point, these passionate individuals need more than just a couple of practices a week to really perfect their craft and hone in on their skills. Instead, they need serious training so that they can reach their baseball goals. That’s where baseball strength training programs come into play (for players such as MVP Mike Trout, pictured).

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Topics: strength training, in-season strength training, baseball strength training, strength training for baseball, baseball functional training, off-season strength training, weight lifting, mobility, personalized training, group training

Rick Boutilier | Jul 23, 2013 6:17:00 AM

Baseball Strength Training Transformation Tuesday | Chris Fisher

It's Baseball Strength Training Transformation Tuesday here at SST Mississauga and this week we feature a young, talented man named Chris Fisher.  

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Topics: strength training, baseball strength training, strength training for baseball, off-season strength training, baseball exercise, weight lifting, speed, baseball speed, nutrition, trap bar deadlift

Rick Boutilier | Jun 11, 2013 8:00:00 AM

Baseball Strength Training Transformation Tuesday | Daito Kojima

For this week’s Transformation Tuesday we feature Ontario Terriers' 16U player Daito Kojima.

Daito is a Shortstop and Pitcher with the Terriers and has quickly established himself as an elite player in the province for his age group. Daito has been a member of The Baseball Zone's High Performance Program since 2010. He has always been a very "natural" athlete who runs and jumps extremely well. He has also always possessed plus velocity for his slight stature. Even as a 13 year old in 2010, he hit 78mph on a raw velocity drill.  

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Topics: SST Mississauga, strength training, baseball strength training, strength training for baseball, weight lifting, High Performance Program

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 10, 2013 11:04:00 AM

Baseball Functional Friday | "One-Legged Plate Push"

This week's "Baseball Functional Friday" Exercise of the Week is the "One Legged Plate Push".  

The One Legged Plate Push challenges the athlete to stay low and recruit all sorts of strength, power and stability to propel themselves forward. This is a similar demand to various movements that a baseball player will find themselves making through the course of a game, such as a quick lateral movement to field a ball; bounding out of the box; stealing a base; and moving from a catch to throw position to name the most likely to occur.

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Topics: fitness tips, in-season strength training, baseball strength training, strength training for baseball, baseball functional training, off-season strength training, baseball exercise, weight lifting, rehab, physiotherapy, speed, speed training, sprinters, plate push

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