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For Baseball Players In The Offseason, Workouts Depend On Their Role | Big League Stew - Yahoo Sports

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Predictably, a gym full of baseball players preparing for the 2015 season is a far different healthy lean abs scene than what you'd see at your local gym. There's no one struggling on a treadmill. Instead of the bench press being the most prevalent exercise, the room is dominated by squats, deadlifts and lunges; all lower body exercises. There are a lot of people using foam rollers and doing shoulder strengthening routines. And while there is a lot of commonality in terms of exercise selection and philsophy, each player is training for his needs and role on the diamond. Just like an infielder doesn't throw regular bullpen sessions and an outfielder doesn't practice turning double plays up the middle, offseason workouts shouldn't be uniform for every professional baseball player. You can't simply ask how a baseball player works out. You need to specify, at the very least, the player's position. And even then, it's not as simple as saying every player at a certain position should train the same way.
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Posted Mar 03, 2015 at 10:36am