A workout for hitters?


#1

I own tuff cuff and the routine is a good one, but is there anything different that a hitter/position player does differently that a pitcher in their workouts? Any different strength training methods?

Thanks


#2

There’s a much bigger emphasis on wrist/grip/forearm strength for hitters than pitchers… And you certainly always want to be functional and dynamic, but most of the hitters I played with tended to do more bodybuilder-type workouts where the emphasis was bulk, as opposed to pitchers’ emphasis on being lean.


#3

No one decides whether they want to build lean muscle or bulk up, it’s a matter of genetics. Some have genetic potential to get huge muscles while others will get leaner muscles, doesn’t matter what workout you do.


#4

Good tip, UN. But that wasn’t my point.

We’re talking about the differences between a pro hitter’s workout and a pro pitcher’s workout. In other words, what does each player do differently in the weight room?

In my experience, most pitchers spent a major portion of their workout sessions doing lightweight rotator cuff, scap and shoulder exercises. Most hitters/position players didn’t do any rotator cuff or scap work, and very little shoulder work. Instead, they’d blast their chest and lats, bi’s and tri’s much harder/heavier than pitchers. … That was my point.