Little League Baseball Coaching Tips – Lower Back Raise

Here are more little league baseball coaching tips for

strengthening your baseball players lower back. As a coach it is

important to monitor that these exercises are being done

properly.

The second move is the lower back raise. This move is done by

lying on the stomach with the palms flat on the ground near the

armpits. Athletes should begin by rolling their shoulders back.

This is the most important part of this move, because it engages

the back muscles from the beginning of the exercise all the way

through. After the shoulders are rolled back, athletes should

use the lower back muscles to lift the shoulders and chest off

the floor. They should pause at the top, tightening the muscles

more than before to reach the highest point possible. Athletes

should then lower themselves back down to the starting point and

repeat the move. Athletes can do 3 sets of 15 and work up to

more repetitions each time, or they can do 1 set of 45 seconds.

The lower back raise can be modified in several ways. Instead of

having the hands on the ground next to the body, athletes can

clasp them behind the back, near the waist. They can also hold

them out to the side, or put them behind their head, such as the

position usually used during a sit-up. Finally, athletes can put

the hands out straight in front of them. These positions vary in

difficulty, starting with behind the back as easiest and in front

of the body as hardest. Coaches can have players rotate through

these motions, doing 15 in each position and not stopping between

positions.

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