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Gain Muscle and Power for Baseball the Right Way

Friday, February 16, 2024

Want to add muscle mass and power this offseason without compromising your athleticism on the field? Packing on lean muscle takes time and requires strength and power-focused training, not just bodybuilding-style workouts. Simply doing 3-4 sets of higher reps may build size, but won't effectively develop the dense, force-producing muscle fibers baseball players need. The key is training for myofibrillar hypertrophy through lower-rep, higher-intensity lifts that build contractile strength over time, not just sarcoplasmic hypertrophy that increases fluid and glycogen storage capacity. Let the hypertrophy come as a byproduct of properly programmed baseball power training. Focus on speed, power, and strength first through multi-joint, compound lifts using periodization, then add supplementary muscle-building work. Control volume and fatigue so your nervous system can keep intensity high on strength days. Proper nutrition also can't be overlooked when trying to gain mass. Make sure you're in a caloric surplus and getting enough protein to support lean tissue growth. Do this while following an integrated, sport-specific plan that develops all physical qualities for baseball success. The grind builds the muscle and power to dominate next season. If you want the best baseball programming done for you, check out our SummersMethod+ baseball training app. We provide science based sport specific baseball training that is programmed according to the time of year/season. Our app has training for every level of play from the professionals to youth athletes stepping onto the diamond for their first time. Take your career baseball seriously and train with SummersMethod+.