Eric Cressey, president and co-founder of Cressey Sports Performance, debunks some common myths about strength training for youth baseball players and shares some fantastic insight on helping young baseball players to improve various aspects of sports performance. This episode is Part 1 of our series on Youth Baseball Offseason Strength Training with three different strength training experts.
In this 33-minute episode, you'll learn:
- two differences between baseball strength training and regular or other sports' strength training
- what age is too young to start baseball strength training
- a sample blueprint for 9-12 year olds
- what to do if you don't know what to do
- what age should kids start lifting weights?
- whether weightlifting will stunt their growth
- two things to watch out for in a strength training program
- whether the benchpress will decrease arm speed
- 6 strength training things kids can do to improve running speed
- 1 technique kids can work on to improve running speed
- what routines kids can do to increase bat speed and power
Resources mentioned in this episode:
- The International Youth Conditioning Association
- Eric Cressey's YouTube videos
- USA Baseball's Education Center (note: contains no strength training)
- Eric Cressey's web site
Exclusive bonus!Eric is giving away a free copy of his High Performance Handbook, just for YBE listeners. It provides you with a customized workout routine based on your self-assessment, your goals and your schedule. Go here to find out more about Eric's High Performance Handbook. It's a $99 value,
and it's yours free if you win the drawing. To find out how you can try to win, listen to the episode. The contest ends Monday, September 12, 2016 at 9pm CT. Good luck!
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