I’m loving this season at the baseball field cheering on my son and his team. Aren’t they cute???
I love watching their hard work pay off as the kids improve in their skills. They throw, bat and catch over and over and over to develop the muscle memory to perfect the form for each skill.
Sport specific practice on the field is essential, but it’s not the only way to improve as an athlete. I love that Coach Tim encourages our boys to take gymnastics. He understands how important core strength, balance, agility and coordination is for these boys. These skills will make them more efficient!
In addition to gymnastics,
Pilates exercises should be at the foundation of a baseball players workout.
LIVESTRONGtalks about how pilates is a great way to improve specific skills for baseball.
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.