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Boost Bat Speed and Power with 10 Essential Med Ball Drills

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Want to smack more extra-base hits? Unlock next-level bat speed and power with these 10 med ball exercises. Whether you're a player, coach, or parent, incorporating medicine balls into training is a game-changer. By rehearsing full-body rotational movements, you engrain sequencing and separation - keys to driving the ball. Best of all, most drills require minimal equipment and space. All you need is a light medicine ball (4-8 lbs) and a wall or partner. No fancy machines or gym membership required. We cover standing, kneeling, seated, and elevated tosses. Master launching the ball for distance and hang-time. Feel the stretch through your core, the drive off your back hip, the whip of your shoulders. Mistakes to Avoid: • Collapsing forward post-release • Popping up out of a loaded position • Failing to achieve proper separation Measure Your Gains: • Use a radar gun to track ball speed • Film your swing before and after med ball training If you want to tap into more athleticism and unlock next-level bat speed, these med ball drills deserve a spot in your routine. Add one or two per session and watch your power numbers soar. Subscribe to the SummersMethod YouTube channel for more training videos that bridge the gap between strength work and sport performance. Let's get after it!