Abdominal Training Help

Jun 30, 2009
Abdominal Training Help

Play a sport that forces you to throw a ball? Read this

Do you play baseball, softball, throw a football or some sport that has you throwing something? If not then this still can be a relevant piece of information for you. But if you do then you better listen up.


Your abdominal strength is a vital part of a baseball or softball players game. Because of all the rapid movements stemming from a swing, pitch or throw the abdominal muscles are key in performance. Having a strenuous training schedule that focuses on core strength and routine abdominal training could in turn have dramatic affects on your game.


Recent research showed significant muscle activity and muscle activation with ballistic movements of the spine and the trunk when athletes performed both a baseball type throw and a boxer’s punch. So what does this mean? We all know boxers train their abs in an almost torturous pattern, however we are not suggesting you do the same as a Boxer. However you better make sure you have a routine that involves rapid movements that activate the abs.There is more significant order of muscle activity that occurs during these movements, as there is more ROM occurring in the abdominals with rapid movements, so training your abs in this manner is a MUST. Additionally, research has shown that if you perform the ab crunch at a rapid steady pace rather than slow and controlled, more muscle fiber activity is present in not only the rectus abdominus but the external obliques. SO make sure to try speeding up your routine.


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