Since each hand grabs the bat handle from a different direction, the force from the respective arm and shoulder that it is generating on it will also be different. Since the left arm and shoulder are positioned in front of the left hand Figure a during the direction of the swing, or during the direction of the force Figure b , then the left arm and shoulder will pull on the bat-handle throughout the swing Figures c and d. If you recall during the loading phase back on page 9, Figure , the muscles on the back side of the left shoulder were stretched. Primarily, these were the Posterior Deltoid, Rhomboids and middle fibers of the Trapezius muscles. And with the left arm completely adducted across the front of the body seen in Figure b, two of the rotator cuff muscles were also be stretched in the back of the left shoulder which are the Teres Minor and Infraspinatus muscles. These five muscles can be seen in more detail in Figure
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William Lynch William Lynch has been a freelance writer for the past fifteen years, working for various web sites and publications. He is currently enrolled in a Master of Arts program in writing popular fiction at Seton Hill University. He hopes to one day become a mystery novelist. Baseball players need strong muscles to succeed. The most important muscles for a baseball player may depend largely on the position he plays, but a few muscle groups remain important across the board. Core All baseball players, regardless of position, need to focus on the core muscles of the abdomen, trunk and hips. Swinging the bat requires significant strength and twisting throughout the entire core.
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Share on Facebook Swinging a baseball bat is a total-body exercise. You move the bat with your arms and shoulders, gain power from your legs and rotate your torso with your hips. As you turn your body during the swing you stretch your abdominal muscles, including your rectus abdominis and obliques. Your obliques also contract at different points in your swing, offering strength benefits. Certain fundamentals, however, are key elements in any swing.