[quote=“Samo_292”]I’m trying to gain several mph on my fastball this summer and general strength training is part of my training program. As far as workouts go, I don’t really know what would be good and pitching-specific that I could do for my arms so I’m making a list of a bunch of arm exercises that I’ve read about. I’d really appreciate it if people would give me feedback as to which exercises that I list are the most pitching-specific and work the most number of muscle groups so as not to isolate one muscle.
I’m hoping to choose about 4-6 of the best ones to put into my program:
- Military Press
- Arnold Press
- Skull Crushers
- Bent-Over Row
- Bent-Over Fly
- Kick Backs
- Overhead Curls
- Shoulder Press
or any other good ones that I didn’t list here…
I’d love some feedback…
and no, RIstar, you’re not gonna change my mind about doing a strength program.[/quote]
- A bit hard on the shoulders, I would sub a Push Press in for this one. (easier)
- Awesome exercise, definitely use in a routine.
- Decent, some people swear by these. I think they are okay.
- Great for building a strong back.
- Not sure I have ever tried this one. Seems like it would be good for shoulder development.
- Dont like these because of the weird angle your arm is at when you hold the DB straight back.
- Never heard of this.
- Same as the military, can be a bit hard the shoulder. I like push presses better.
I know some of these are a bit subjective, but I would definitely try out different stuff and see how you feel. 3 and 5 are definitely exercises you should add to your program. From there, I’d also look at Push presses or just go lighter on a straight shoulder press. For another tricep exercise you have extensions with a dumbbell, as well as cable or resistance band pushdowns. Also check out- Pike presses, one arm snatch, diamond pushups, and bodyweight tricep extensions.