cheering on my son and his team. Aren’t they cute???
These skills will make them more efficient!
- Pilates exercises strengthen the hip flexors that assist in rounding bases and catching balls while off balance and on the move.
- Pilates exercises increase flexibility that will greatly reduce the chance of injury on the field.
- A specific example is the single straight leg stretch which can improve core endurance and flexibility of the hamstring. This in-turn will generate torque in baseball specific movement.
Aubrey Huff of the San Francisco Giants gives credit to Pilates for his great shape and how he felt in 2010 when he was one of the best hitters in the major leagues.
Huff’s wife is a Pilates instructor, and before the 2010 season he did it three times a week. His muscles felt better, his back didn’t hurt as much and his general sense of well-being was enhanced.