(Another great baseball tip from guest blogger Jon Doyle of www.baseballtrainingsecrets.com)
Baseball (and virtually every other sport for that matter) involves a high amount of explosive and dynamic movements throughout the course of practice and playing. Swinging, throwing, running and everything else in between are all done in a very fast and explosive manner.
So why would anyone warm-up with a lap around the field and some boring, ineffective stretching? I have no idea. But if you were never told you are excused. However, you must change your mindset from this point on.
Dynamic warm-ups teach flexibility, strength, coordination, balance and conditioning--all while decreasing injury and preparing the athlete to play.
Did I mention that it only takes between 7 -10 minutes? No more 30 minute warm-up and wasted practice time. Increase performance, decreased injury and more fun in 7 minutes! What more could you ask for?
(Jon Doyle is a former NCAA All-American baseball player who now works as a strength and conditioning specialist. For more baseball tips check out [www.baseballtrainingsecrets.com|http://www.baseballtraining