Fastpitch Friday Episode.27 My Favorite Go-to Core Exercise for Softball Players

Taking a closer look at both the pitching and hitting motions you have limbs moving around a fixed core. When our core becomes unstable athletes can create energy leaks in their deliveries or swings mostly found occurring around the lower back (excessive extension or rotation). The primary reason why I absolutely love utilizing the half-kneeling anti-rotation cable chop with band is because it teaches athletes how to move their limbs around a fixed core while resisting excessive rotation through your lower back (lumbar spine). 

How to Execute:                                                     

1. Get a solid 90/90 position 

2. Arms long and hands shoulder width the part  (shoulders relaxed and away from the ears) 

3. Rib cage locked down to pelvis (Core is braced!)

4. Pull the band fast across your chest, control back slow *hitting and pitching occur fast! 

5. Glutes should be squeezed to help make your torso stay tall

6. Need to make sure you are pressing through the ground with both your front foot and your back toe

*You should be feeling this on the side of your torso closer to the band. Overall, use your abs to pull the band not so much your shoulders. 

 

 

 

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