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 X feet, then a regular ball will go Y 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:
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.
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