By Zelma Bond. Baseball Gear. Published at Friday, February 02nd, 2018 - 09:51:34 AM.
So what can you do instead? Work on stretching and lean muscle development for your upper body. A more elastic and lean muscle means you can whip the bat through the zone much quicker. Also, make sure you include good, solid wrist exercises to strengthen that area. Stronger wrists allow you to turn the bat over quicker, this improving your bat speed.
What size do I need? Baseball gloves come in many different sizes made to fit different ages, positions and games (softball gloves). For adults in baseball most outfielders use 12” to 13” whereas infielders and pitchers use 10 ” to 12”. Softball players usually use 12” to 14” accommodate the larger ball. Care should be taken when choosing a glove for a youth player. Youths range from 9” to 11”. 8 year olds can often use 11” based on their size. Many teenagers may fit into 12”.
Be careful with using resistance training. Resistance training became popular back in the 1990s, and has stuck around today. One method that I see many people doing is tying a parachute type device to the end of a bat and swinging it so the parachute inflates, causing resistance. However, this is a quick way to pull a muscle and teach you very poor mechanics of bringing the bat through the zone effectively.
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