For all you First Basemen out there, don’t feel left out in the weight room! There’s a few specific exercises that we can incorporate into your training program to increase your mobility and movement around the bag!
All corner infielders will benefit from a general strength training program, especially at the younger ages, but as we get into the high school, college and professional levels, athletes may start to specify a position. Here is where we take general training to a more specific approach.
Pre-Work Movements for 1B
Mini Band Work
Spiderman T-Spine Rotation
Multi-Joint Strength Training
RFE Split Squat Variations
Side Lunge Variations
Front Load Reverse Lunge
I really like to front load my athletes because of more core activation and doesn’t lock their shoulders in an externally rotated position from the normal barbell back load position.
Clock Lunges for Auditory and Visual Cues