3 "Do's and "Don'ts" Of Warming Up Before The Game

June 6, 2014

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#1
- Do Not: Cold stretch before a game

It's been known for more than 10 years that static ("cold") stretching doesn't work:

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Stop doing it!

Do: 2 minutes of weighted jump rope.

NOTHING will warm you up quicker or better in less time.

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#2 - Do Not: Throw to warm-up


Do: Warm-up to throw

Break a sweat with 2 minutes of weighted jump rope before you pick up a baseball
and then do the 2-Knee Drill and the Step-Behind Drill.

To see videos and explanations of these 2 drills, you can subscribe to my pitching website.


#3 -Do Not: Swing with a weighted donut on your bat

2012 research showed several hitting aids have no effect on bat speed:

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Do: Swing your bat, nothing else

Before hitting, swing your bat 5 times and wait 4 minutes. Click here to learn why.


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