Weighted Baseballs


#1

Hey whats up guys just went to academy and picked up some weighted baseballs 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12 ounce balls because I heard they would increase velocity fast. I was just wondering what i should do with them, like just throw, or longtoss, so can anyone help me please.


#2

The search function is an amazing function on this forum. Try it out and I think that you’ll get plenty of stuff to browse through. Just type in overload/underload and you’ll get the answer to your question pretty quick.


#3

This may help, too.

http://www.stevenellis.com/steven_ellis_the_complete/2007/04/should_pitchers.html


#4

Steven if you dont mind me asking, what benifits did you feel you obtained from working with weighted balls in the off season, I’ve heard mixed results


#5

Coach Kreber has the results of various weighted ball studies posted on his blog at:

baseballideas.blogspot.com

Use the search on his blog.


#6

Glad you asked. I really felt like it helped give my pitching velocity a push. Weighted baseballs, like the plyometric medicine balls that’s in my TUFFCUFF manual, made throwing the regular baseball feel so light, I felt like I could throw the 5 oz ball 100 mph. (I only threw 93-94 mph.) But it was that feeling that I liked so much. The regular baseball just felt smaller and lighter.

Ultimately, I felt the workouts I did were what really allowed me to throw as hard as I did, but the weighted baseballs were a small component of that. Note: I only threw with weighted baseballs for 6 to 8 weeks during the off-season, and not a day more any other time of year. That’s because I was always cautious about the health of my arm and felt the weighted balls added too much stress on the arm.