Many high level competitive baseball athletes train for the sport like its a full time job, beginning their development and hardwiring baseball skills into their bodies at a young age.
The concept of sport-specific training is a must for greater performance gains. However, this idea often overshadows the necessity of developing a strong foundation prior to implementing baseball specific skill training and ensuring its maintenance as players train and perform throughout the season. The fact that it takes a back stage is a lead contributing factor to various injuries and likely limiting your development, training, and performance as a baseball player.
Developing into a great athlete is the same as building a tower, the higher you want to build it, the stronger your foundations need to be to sustain it. It is crucial to understand how strong your foundations are before you start building on top of it. If you are serious about effectively improving your game, check out APEX’s Global Performance Assessment.