All baseball players want to be able to do one of the following: throw gas or drop bombs. Attaining either of those qualities, however, can be rather elusive.
For example, I remember having a conversation with a few of my teammates about just this problem back when I was still playing ball in college:
“James, baseball seems so much different than any other sport. It makes no sense. How can all these guys who can’t even sniff my squat, bench, deadlift and vertical jump throw so much harder then me and hit the ball so much farther?”
It’s a fair question to ask, and one I routinely struggled with back in the day. It would frustrate me to no end to outperform a guy in the weight room, and then have him effortlessly hit a ball 450 feet. I mean what gives?
Here’s what I, and many baseball players for that matter, missed back in the day: power development is plane specific.
Just because you can generate big time power in one plane of movement, doesn’t mean you’ll be able to do so in another.
And this is exactly what my new article on Stack.com discusses. I go over this mind numbingly frustrating dilemma faced by so many, and provide you with the tools to start developing big time power outside the sagittal plane.
“But James….if I don’t play baseball should I still check out this article?”
Our lives take place all around us, and very rarely ever live in the “up and down” nature of a “normal” training session. So even if you don’t play baseball I’d still highly recommend you go check it out (and share it because that’s what friends do).