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Baseball Warm up

Warming Up for Baseball 

Baseball puts tremendous strain on the arms, shoulders, back, hips, and legs. Hitting, fielding, catching, and pitching require flexibility, mobility, range of motion, and full body strength. Baseball players must prepare their bodies by stretching thoroughly on a regular basis for the many games played during the season. Baseball players are often injured because they fail to prepare their bodies for the intense movements endured during training and the season.

The Myosource Kinetic Bands are a great tool for baseball players to increase their flexibility by warming up, stretching, and practicing with resistance. There are many simple warm up exercises baseball players can do with the Myosource Kinetic Bands to thoroughly warm up before practicing or playing in a game

Baseball Training Warm Up - Fielding

Baseball infielders and outfielders move in a variety of directions and body positions, making it important that the entire body is completely warmed up prior to practicing and playing to prevent injury.   

Front, Side, and Back Lunges: 

  • The baseball player will put on the Myosource Kinetic Bands and stand upright. 
  • The baseball player will step forward with one leg, bending at the knee. At the same time their back knee will bend towards the ground.
  • The baseball player will do a variety of lunges, such as forwards, backwards, and to the sides. The variety of lunge directions while wearing the Myosource Kinetic Bands will stretch the thigh, groin, back, and glute muscles.  Lunges also target the hamstrings for leg flexibility, mobility, and strength. 

 

Baseball Training Warm Up - Pitching 

Pitching can put a lot of strain on a baseball player's arm and shoulder and requires extreme flexilibility. Stretching is important for a pitcher to stay healthy and maintain mobility throughout the upper body.

Arm Circles: 

  • The baseball player will put on the Myosource Lower Body Kinetic Bands.
  • The baseball player will stand on the middle portion of the Myosource Upper Body Kinetic Band with a handle in each hand.
  • The baseball player will begin with small arm circles, gradually increasing their circles as they stretch.
  • The baseball player will reverse the circular direction for a rotational warm up using both forwards and backwards motions.

Baseball Training Warm Up - Catching 

A baseball catcher’s thighs, hips, glutes, and back take a great amount of abuse because much of their time is spent in a squatting position or performing vigorous up and down movements. Catchers need to warm up the entire body in order to have the mobility and flexibility needed to last an entire game.   

Hamstring Stretch: 

The hamstrings need an extreme amount of stretching because they are the foundation for the catcher’s weight while squatting.  A cramp or pulled hamstring can immediately hinder a catcher’s ability.  

  • The baseball player will put on the Myosource Kinetic Bands.
  • The baseball player will lay flat on the floor and raise the right leg straight in the air as far as they can until they feel the stretch in their hamstring. Hold this position for 15-20 seconds and then switch legs.

 

Baseball Training Warm Up - Hitting  

The amount of upper body strength, hip rotation, and stability needed demands mobility and flexibility for powerful and consistent hitting. 

Hip Flexor Stretch: 

  • The baseball player will stand upright while wearing the Myosource Kinetic Bands.
  • The baseball player will keep both legs straight and lift the right leg out until they feel the stretch in the hips. 
  • The baseball player will slowly bring the leg down, crossing it over the front of the left leg to warm up the hip flexor in both directions.
  • The baseball player will then switch legs and repeat. 

The Myosource Upper Body and Lower Body Resistance Bands benefit baseball players in warming up, stretching, and practicing to develop flexibility, mobility, strength, and quick muscle reactors. The Myosource Kinetic Bands allow baseball players to copy all of their movements and skills without limiting their abilities.Link to Baseball Home Page


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