Im a huge proponent of training more efficiently; which is why I utilize various thick grips for as many exercises as possible. Below is a post from my great friend and Physical Therapist (from D1 Sports - Columbus, Ohio) Chris Kolba. You'll be surprised to the benefits and details he outlines. If you're not integrating various grip thicknesses into your baseball strength training program...start.
The Sports Medicine and Fitness Fanatic: Get A Grip (Training)!: You have probably noticed that people with shoulder injuries have a diminished grip. (If you haven't ,start checking) One of the thing...
Grip it & Rip it. Then, Out Train the Game!
- 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