For years coaches all around baseball discouraged lifting. They claimed getting "too big" would negatively affect your ability to play the game at a high level.
The average fastball velocity in the college World Series was 91.9, and 76.9% of pitchers had an average fastball velocity above 90 mph. Stop making up blatant lies about college to fit your “command/velocity” narrative. https://t.co/QNflzni0Sp pic.twitter.com/cwsX23IJ77— 📊 (@mason_mcrae) February 1, 2023
How Strong Do I Need To Be?
In our facility we use what we call the "Earn It Standard"
Everything in our facility is Earned.
Nothing is given and the harder you work, the more you earn the right to be confident and play well.
Our Strength Numbers in the Earn It Standard are as follows:
The Big 4 Lifts:
- Barbell Back Squat - 5 reps at 300 lbs or better
- Hex Bar Deadlift - 3 reps at 375 lbs
- Barbell Bench Press - 5 Reps at 250 lbs
- Single Leg Barbell Reverse Lunge - 5 reps 1.5 Times Body Weight
The Accessory Lifts:
- Pull Ups -1 rep max pull-up at 250 lbs (Body weight+added weight via belt) or 15 clean reps
- Dumbbell Row - 5 reps at or above 100 pounds
- Dumbbell Bench -5 reps at or above 100 pounds
Getting strong enough is only a piece, albeit a large piece, of the puzzle. Athletes will need to be able to move fast (Sprinting and jumping), while moving efficiently within their skill (throwing and/or hitting).
A good player development program will combine all of these elements to make you the best player you can be
I promise you won’t get “too big”— Official Strength Debates (@StrengthDebates) February 19, 2023
And you def won’t get “too strong”
It takes what it takes pic.twitter.com/4fbLXhMCa0