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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Core Strength Training is Vital to Your Baseball Success

By Lyle Johnson

In baseball, core strength training is vital to your baseball success.

A-Rod is not an excellent hitter because he is weak. He hits ropes because he has developed a high level of core strength relative to his swing. Core strength development assists in your balance ability, decreases the possibility of injury and is the first element that powers your swing.

Jon Boyle, the author of Unbreakable Abs says "up to 60% of your bat speed comes from your midsection."

Strengthening your core is also important in throwing the baseball; Boyle adds "the average pitcher can add 7-10 mph on their fastball in only 60 days utilizing baseball-specific core training"

"Your midsection, or core, strength can determine how well - or bad - you perform on the field, adds Boyle. "Every single movement and skill in the game of baseball starts with the muscles of your midsection. If your strength, flexibility and endurance are not where it should be then you can forget about regular playing time, let alone becoming a star."

The bottom line is if you desire to improve your swing and drive the ball into the gap for extra bases, working your abs is must in your training.

I have developed a four minute abdominal routine called the MVP Abs From Hell 4 Minute Workout

http://youtube.com/watch?v=bYHeIlbVye8 (You may have to copy and paste this link to your browser)

This circuit is guaranteed to make your abs burn and increase your power at the plate and add more speed on your fastball on the mound.

Lyle Johnson is a Certified Personal Trainer and the owner of MVP Fitness, located in St. Louis, MO. For more information call 866-487-4MVP or go to http://www.mvp-baseball-tips.com and sign up for a FREE report entitled The MVP Speed Report.

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