Little League Baseball Coaches – Tips for Back Exercises

These tips are not only for little league baseball coaches but

all baseball coaches who want their players to become as fit as

possible in a safe way. The following tips should be used for

all of the lower back exercises that have been discussed the past

few days.

The lower back exercises should always be done by isolating the

muscles in the back and not pushing off with the palms of the

hands to help the shoulders leave the ground. Coaches should

encourage athletes to let their back to the work instead of the

hands, even though it is tempting. Coaches should also check to

see that athletes tighten the muscles in the front of the thighs,

so that their knees do not touch the ground. This makes it

slightly harder to balance, which puts more work on the back

muscles and increases strength faster.

To stretch the lower back, athletes should kneel on the ground,

sitting back on their knees. They should lean forward and

stretch their arms out in front, so that their foreheads are

almost touching the ground. They can lean backward the try to

stretch the back more. Also, athletes can walk their hands to

the right and to the left to stretch each side individually.

When athletes do this, they should lean their body away from

their hands to deepen the stretch. For example, if an athlete’s

arms are leaning to the right, their weight should be pushed over

to the left to help stretch the left side of the back.


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