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  • Max

    April 9, 2023 at 6:19 pm

    150 Ways You Didn’t Even Know You Could Get Better:
    6.) Cross-Sport Training

    This is a cool one because when you play a sport and you do it on such a repeatable basis, the body can start to become narrow minded. Meaning, if all I do as a baseball player is pitch and throw one direction, my body could become one-sided or stuck athletically. For instance, if one threw overhand objects forward with only the same arm every time, the body would start to compensate negatively. Because either the body doesn’t get enough thoracic rotation going the opposite direction of one’s throw, or the body loses its movement capability because of no underhand movements or opposite hand training, certain muscles & ranges don’t ever get used. And so, when our training or sport doesn’t target every necessary movement for one’s desired quality life or skill, then the body becomes at risk.

    So this is why cross training is fantastic. This is why baseball players love to golf. It’s a rotational movement of the body. This is why football players like to play basketball, like to play baseball. We’ve heard it from many college coaches, they want athletes! And one of the best ways to be athletic is play several sports, or just do several physical activities. If you’re a baseball P.O. go take ground balls and fly balls!

    So yes, you can get better within your current sport by playing other sports that are cross-specific to your current sport.