If you had $5,000 to spend on youth baseball, what would you spend it on? Pitching coach? Hitting coach? Travel teams for exposure and experience? Strength training? High tech gear? Naturally, you'll split the $5,000 among several options but what would be your biggest spend? Ben Brewster, founder of Tread Athletics, explains why strength training should be the majority of your budget. This is Part 2 of a two-part series.
Plus Justin Stone of elitebaseball.tv answers the Question Of The Week about how to deal with rifts caused by the better players of your team not supporting the weaker players on your team.
In this 40-minute episode, you'll learn:
- why protein powders are not a supplement
- how protein factors into weight gain
- what is absolutely the biggest return on your investment
- when in the year your kids will develop their skills the most
- the two ways to get stronger
- whether trial & error in strength training is positive or negative
- why you shouldn't concern yourself too much with specific exercises for specific muscle groups
- what exercises are never a good idea
- whether experienced or newbie strength training players should work out during the season
- why it's important to know the difference between intensity and volume
- what are the essentials of building a home gym
- whether a kid should see a trainer when first starting out with strength training
- what is internal motivation and an easy way for a parent/coach to spot it
- one tip for any player
Resources and links mentioned in this episode:
- Ben Brewster's Building the 95mph Body ebook, $39.99. Enter code YOUTHEDGE at checkout to get $10 off. Thanks to Ben for the discount to YBE listeners.
- Tread Athletics
- Ben Brewster's Summer 2017 pitching workout
- Metric-driven velocity training at Tread Athletics
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