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I am an outfielder, mainly because I am fast and I can catch some pretty tough hits. My only problem ...




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Old 09-15-2014, 07:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am an outfielder, mainly because I am fast and I can catch some pretty tough hits. My only problem is I need a cut-off man to get the ball in. I know working my arms out in general is pretty much what I have to do, but is there a specific workout or area I should focus on?




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Lots of long toss while working on mechanics
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So literally tons of throwing practice is the best bet next to working arms in general?
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Imho, it is.
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By working your arms, I assume you mean lifting weights and doing exercises that concentrate on your arms. That will probably help you avoid injuries, but throwing is about the only thing that will strengthen the right muscles to make your throws stronger.

I use a rolled up 2 1/2 lb ankle weight and go through the throwing motion without actually throwing it. The grip and wrist angle aren't the same as throwing a ball, but close. If you try this, be very careful!!! The 1st few times, you'll use muscles you don't know you have!! I limit myself to 1 set of 20-25 reps at most. I also have a 5 lb dumbbell that has ends about the size of a baseball. I can grip an end like a ball and go through a limited throwing motion, slowly and controlled, sitting and watching tv. These exercises help, but still don't get all the throwing muscles working together like actual throwing.
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Long toss is correct. You can try those weighted balls, but don't throw like a normal ball or you will hurt yourself. And maybe your throwing partner.
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Alright I got you. I will definitely do some long range throwing. Maybe try the weight as well. Thanks guys.
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12oz balls are about right. A lot of sporting goods stores have them. Just don't hit em.
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Yeah I feel like that wouldn't be a great idea haha
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Resistance bands work very well too.
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