How To Hit A Softball Farther

Whether it’s slow pitch, fast pitch, or T-ball, adding these exercises to your workouts will help you go yard … or at least hit it out of the infield.

By Zack Zeigler

How To Hit A Softball Farther plankROTATIONAL PUSH-UP

Yes, this exercise builds upper-body and core strength. No, you don’t have to do it without a shirt on for it to work.

How To Do It

• Get in a push-up position with your hands shoulder-width apart on the floor

• Lower your body until your chest is near the floor

• Push your body up; as you ascend, raise one arm and hand toward the ceiling and twist your torso

• Repeat and raise the opposite arm and hand

• Perform 8 to 12 reps 

How To Hit A Softball Farther leg raiseHANGING LEG RAISE

“Using a vertical bench means your back is supported,” Stoppani notes. “Hanging makes your muscles work harder to stabilize your core.”

How To Do It

• Hang from a pull-up bar with a shoulder-width grip; don’t sway and don’t allow your feet to hit the ground

• Lifting both legs together, bring your knees just above your waist

• Lower, repeat

• Perform 10 to 20 reps

How To Hit A Softball Farther plankFOREARM PLANK

The forearm plank builds strength in the abs, back, and stabilizer muscles. More importantly, it’s not that intense. So if you’re a guy who likes to creep out talk up women at the gym, you can do so without gasping for air.

How To Do It

• Get into push-up position

• Align your elbows under your shoulders and put the weight on your forearms and toes

• Hold for 15 to 20 seconds

TAGS: abs, core strength, exercise, hitting, how to hit a softball farther, softball, sports exercises

 

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Tex Dus Wilson (Fri, 24 Jun 2011 15:57:53 +0000): This stuff helps alot! Even if you don't play softball. The core is where its at!
Samuel Ohh (Mon, 01 Aug 2011 13:45:22 +0000): samuelkk11@hotmail.es 698643967 0034664593556
Jerry Jones (Thu, 05 Sep 2013 18:41:28 +0000): or take a leaf out of A Rods supplement book.
Steroids (Sat, 29 Mar 2014 05:41:16 +0000): regular strength training would prob work just as well as these specialized exercises.

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