Silverback Sports Ballistic Hitting Ball Set

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You want to hit the ball farther… but how?  Strengthen your legs, arms, back, forearms… etc, etc, etc…


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To me, it’s always made sense that hitting heavier balls would give me the strength to hit the regular balls harder!  If I can hit a heavy ball feet, then a regular ball will go feet!


With a proper swing, the player will feel the right muscles working.  After 10 reps on each side, the player should feel soreness in his/ her:

  • Legs
  • Butt
  • Core
  • Back
  • Forearms

It should be a total body workout – working the muscles you use to hit a ball.  No more, no less.

Do not Overuse

Just with any workout, it is advised not to over train with the balls.  Make sure you’re not swinging a ‘tired’ bat.  Quality swings are a must.  If you allow yourself to swing when you’re tired you can create bad habits.  So consistent use every day is much more effective than trying to get all your swings in at the same time.

Pair Heavy Balls with a Heavy Training Bat

Heavy training bats go hand in hand with heavy balls.  If you can swing a heavy bat quickly, you can swing a normal bat even faster.  Of course, you can also train using under weight bats.

Here is a video of Bryce Harper before he was in the MLB using a 40 oz. bat.

Brighter Baseball Skills has a selection on FollowThru Training Bats

28 inch – 33 ounce

28 inch – 36 ounce

30 inch – 38 ounce

30 inch – 40 ounce

32 inch – 41 ounce

32 inch – 43 ounce


Get exactly what you want out of your workout!

Try the Silverback Sports Ballistic Hitting Ball Set and one of the FollowThru Training Bats!

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King of the Hill for Pitchers and Hitters

The King of the Hill helps players understand what it feels like to use their drive leg.

What is it?

The King of the Hill is a training tool that audibly lets you know when you are driving through the mound (pitching) or through your back foot (hitting).

Watch the video below to see how it works.


It’s not Just for Pitchers!

I personally saw this product for the first time last year at my college and I didn’t see it on a mound – I saw it in the batting cage.

I personally loved this product and would recommend it to any players who are having trouble understanding what it feels like to use your drive leg correctly in the batters box or on the mound.

Since I used the King of the Hill, a new product has come out called The King of the Swing which has a different piece in place of the rubber which is better for hitters.  If you want to get the most out of the product, I suggest the King of the Hill as it can be used for both pitching and hitting.

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Also check out the King of the Hill Pro which functions the same as the King of the Hill but has a couple key upgrades:

  • Genuine rubber used on MLB fields
  • The contact surface is more compatible with cleats

The King of the Hill is used by 24 Major League Teams today.