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Softball Workout – 3 Core Exercises for More Hitting Power

Today I would like to share with you three of the most effective core training exercises to improve hitting power.  If you want to hit the ball harder, deeper and with more power then you need to do these three exercises.

Many people do a variation of crunches, planks, or leg raise.  While these can be effective, they are not the most suited to increase hitting power.  Therefore, if you truly want to hit the ball harder then you need to harness most of the power on the rotational aspect of hitting.  This is where you get most of your power.

Here are the three core exercises to help increase your rotational power.

The first one is the Barbell Core Rotation.

  1. Stand upright holding the end of a weighted bar at chest level with your elbow bent and the other end anchored on the floor against the solid object.
  1. Twist your upper body to one side, lowering the bar down to the side of that knee, and bending your hips and knees.
  1. Return to the upright, mid-position and repeat on the other side.

The next one is the Dumbbell Russian Twist.

  1. Start in a sitting position with your feet up off the floor, knees bent, holding the dumbbell at chest level in both hands with your arms extended out in front.
  1. Twist your torso to one side, lowering the dumbbell towards the floor.
  1. Twist your torso back to the other side, keep your feet up, and arms straight throughout.

Finally, a Swiss ball exercise called the Swiss Ball Lower Body Twist.

  1. Lie on your back holding a Swiss ball between your feet with your legs straight up and your arms out to the sides.
  1. Roll your legs down to one side, lowering the ball towards the floor.
  1. Then roll your legs to the opposite side. Keep your upper body stable throughout.

Watch the video by clicking this link: Softball Workout – 3 Core Exercises for More Hitting Power

Doing these three exercises will really help you out.  By the way, I recommend doing anywhere between 1-2 sets of each exercise a few times a week with 8-10 reps per side.

So if you want, two sets of 20 reps overall including both sides for each of the exercises, that should be effective.  It must be done a few times a week every other day or so, at least twice a week to see results.

Give it a shot for a couple of weeks and you will see your hitting power soar to new heights.


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