If you play the game of baseball long enough you'll more than likely experience a few slumps - hitting slumps and in some cases even throwing slumps. However, one slump that you will not and should not experience, barring injury or laziness, is a running slump. Time and time again I see ball players hit a weak grounder or a little pop-up and then they just "dog-it", mumbling to themself, thinking it's a sure out. Shut up and run. Nothing in baseball is a sure out. To the younger guys: you never know who is watching. Dont come across as being lazy to potential scouts who might be watching. Where have the days of Pete "Charlie Hustle" Rose gone.
Play hard, run harder.
Go hard in the yard.
- Five Tool Baseball Performance Training (FTBPT) is dedicated to sharing its knowledge, ideas and opinions on baseball performance training based upon field tested experiences as player, coach and baseball strength & conditioning coach. Proper exercise technique ( to ensure effective & efficient training programs) and baseball related movement patterns are implemented to maximize on-field performance. Emphasis is placed on movement based training which integrates multiple muscle groups. This approach has a greater transfer to on-field performance and can minimize the incidence and risk of injury. If a game is being played you can be sure Im watching it from home or from the stands. Many of my own workouts involve designing/creating out-of-the-box exercises & programs to enhance performance and movement unique to baseball