Why Pitchers Need Lower Body Training
Ryan Crotin and Jordan Oseguera explain why lower body strength training is crucial to performing on the mound. From fixing the kinetic chain to handling peak torque, a strong lower half matters.
Extra Content: Why Your Arm Care Program Needs Lower Body Training
1:36– The relationships between ground reaction forces and velocity.
3:24– How lower body mechanics contribute to pitching
5:16– How should pitchers train their legs?
7:35– How can we use lower body strength measurements to determine a player’s readiness and fatigue.
8:23– Mistakes and what’s missing with leg and core work
12:10– Do players need to stretch their abs?
14:50– The 3-S System of Performance
17:01– Don’t skip leg day…how to periodized lower body training for pitchers