Not a member yet?
Subscribe Now!
Photo: Perfect Game

General : : General
Lower-Body Power for Baseball
Kevin Barr        
Published: Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Lower-Body Power for Baseball

 Low-Intensity Plyometrics are effective tool for developing Lower-Body Power.

  Improves joint stabilization, landing skills, speed, & balance.

  Allows player to link strength with speed to produce lower-body power & convert to explosiveness on field.

Plyometric Training-Guidelines

  Drills should be simple & emphasize stabilization.

  Requires minimum strength base. All players, regardless of age, should start at beginning level & be able to perform 10 x bodyweight / single-leg squats before progressing to intermediate level.

  Physical-demands require longer rest-intervals. Work / Rest Ratio of 1:10 required to maintain intensity-level.

  Do not perform on consecutive-days or when fatigued.

  Synchronize leg & arm actions.

  Select 2 drills.

  Incorporate 2x per-week at beginning of speed & agility program.

  Proper footwear & soft landing-surfaces are important (perform on grass or astro-turf).



  Standing Long-Jump



To receive unlimited one-year membership access for $50.00 to TheBBR, please visit the page shown in the URL below and enter the coupon code

Recent Related Articles
MVPs for PG's Harper, Donaldson
Nationals RF Bryce Harper (p), who performed at the 2009 PG All-American Classic, and Blue Jays 3B Josh Donaldson have been n... READ 
Correa tops Lindor for AL RoY
Carlos Correa, an alumnus of both the 2011 PG All-American Classic and PG National Showcase, edged fellow Puerto Rican and PG... READ 
NL RoY Award to Cubs' Bryant
2009 PG All-American, '09 PG National Showcase alum and current Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant was the unanimous choi... READ 
Most Viewed Related Articles
PG alums among KC's Royalty
The Kansas City Royals won the World Series Championship on Sunday with important contributions from 7 PG alumni, including 2... READ 
Recruiting and transfer process
Rick Allen of Informed Athlete provides valuable insight for young ballplayers with questions about the recruiting and transf... READ 
10 PG alumni grab Gold Gloves
St. Louis Cardinals RF and 2006 PG All-American Classic alum Jason Heyward was among 10 MLB players with PG histories to rece... READ 

Keywords in this article
       Player Profile Page    Event Page