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Sports Injury Prevention › Sports Medicine at the University of Connecticut Health Center

The Kinetic Chain: Strength and Conditioning of the Baseball Athlete It seems there is a big discrepancy between how professional baseball athletes train and how high school and collegiate baseball athletes train. Professional and collegiate baseball athletes work out year-round where the high school athletes only work out if they are individually motivated.

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I completely agree with this.  Obviously, high school and collegiate athletes will never be trained the same as the professional athletes.  In high school, athletics is usually just one of the classes to many of the... more »I completely agree with this.  Obviously, high school and collegiate athletes will never be trained the same as the professional athletes.  In high school, athletics is usually just one of the classes to many of the athletes.  Very few of them actually have the motivation it takes to seek out and perform the appropriate training exercises.  Collegiate may or may not get good training...depending on what college you are attending.  For the professional athletes, this is their livelihood.  And, they are playing MUCH more frequently!  They can play 4-6 games per week and the repetitive movements can definitely start causing some chronic problems if not properly trained and cared for.  It can still cause problems later in life with the joints anyway.  Great article, though.  Anyone and everyone should always perform some stretching exercises before and after any sporting event, though. 04-13-2013 6:18pm

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