My son is 15 and is a freshman this year and is a left handed pitcher. He just started to lift weights with me as his partner about a month ago and I noticed something that seemed odd. He had a pronation in his left foot and has had orthotics for flat feet since he was little. The pronation has gotten better and some of the flatness has improved too, but he still needs orthotics in his shoes.
While doing squats I noticed he seemed to get more drive off of his right foot. It just didn’t seem like he could stay symmetrical when weight was added and ended up trying to get more push out of his right foot. There is no pain, just that his right leg is stronger.
Being a left handed pitcher you would think his left foot would be stronger, so my question is what can I do to add more strength to his left leg. Here is what I have in mind. I plan on getting some professional help here, but I would like to get an idea what the right questions are to ask.
- Jump rope - 2 and 1 foot.
- 1 legged hip sled presses.
- 1 legged extensions
- 1 legged hamstring curls