Since the inception of baseball under modern rules in 1845, the game has become a staple sport for millions. Although known as America’s favorite pastime, the love of the game has grown around the world and is played by athletes of all levels from almost every culture. During this time of growth, the ability and performance of players have increased drastically. Players are running faster, hitting farther, and throwing farther than ever before. This increase in playing ability means that baseball players must use every baseball exercise equipment piece to their advantage.
VertiMax provides the most significant advantage to become the most dominant player on the field. VertiMax is the most effective and complete piece of training equipment for baseball as it was specifically designed to improve multiple variables that are critical to sports performance.
Baseball players don’t move as much as other athletes, but it’s an all out effort every time they do. Baseball is a unique sport in that there are really only two speeds that players operate in; 0 and 100. This is due to the game’s nature, which consists of a series of individual “events” that generally last shorter than 10 seconds. This makes anaerobic training the primary goal when developing a strength and conditioning program for baseball players.
Whether it’s swinging the bat, rounding the bases, or sprinting to pick up a ground ball, baseball players must be able to generate full power production in minimal time. This need for ultimate power production is why VertiMax is the best training tool to improve baseball performance
VertiMax was explicitly designed for athletes to build explosive power through their design of resistance cords. These cords are superior to other methods as they offer consistent tension throughout an unlimited range of unrestricted motion. By placing a load on the baseball athletes body during natural movements, they can perform all of their skills while improving their neuromuscular efficiency at the same time. This means that athletes are able to further enhance the firing rate of their muscle fibers in real-world movements which will have a direct improvement on their performance.
VertiMax simply improves all aspects of athleticism that is required for baseball performance. Further, it does all this to a greater extent and more effectively than traditional strength and conditioning protocols such as plyometric training.
VertiMax baseball training helps baseball players deliver maximum power for superior throwing, hitting, and speed performance. Baseball is an ever-evolving game that requires athletes to play faster and more explosively than ever before. Today’s baseball athlete must have the physical tools and functional movement patterns to withstand the rigors of year-round competition. VertiMax training systems are also one of the most effective means to train safely and prevent injuries.
From the Major Leagues to Little League ballplayers, VertiMax training systems help athletes develop game-changing abilities providing superior gains in speed, hitting power, and pitching velocity. To fully develop athletic potential and become an impact player in any sport and in every game, VertiMax performance training equipment will deliver the speed, and explosive power baseball teams and baseball athletes need to excel at any level. Dozens of MLB teams and over 50% of the NFL and NBA including 70% Division I colleges and thousands of high schools and families use our performance training equipment. VertiMax is recognized as the world leader providing the means to develop the fastest, most explosive athletes in baseball or any sport from youth to pro levels.
The best and most elite baseball training centers, players, and teams have already begun using VertiMax to train their teams to dominate the diamond. Some of these include:
The VertiMax V8 system allows baseball athletes to engage in effective light-load, high speed training that optimally promotes rapid force production to maximize explosive power and speed. The V8 system provides eight adjustable load resistance bands enabling athletes to load up to eight individual locations on their body simultaneously for optimal sports specific performance development.
The VertiMax Raptor is a portable resistance training device that enables baseball athletes to train on-the-go. The lightweight Raptor system utilizes patented VertiMax Elastic Training Technology to develop athletic speed and strength. Raptors provide a mobile solution for teams and individuals by quickly strapping to walls and fences, inside a facility or out on the field of play, allowing athletes to train with resistance out to distances of 45 yards.
Perhaps the most obvious display of power in baseball is in the batting and baseball swing. Creating an explosive motion to drive balls is a huge portion of being a valuable player. Although relatively simple looking, the baseball swing possesses somewhat complex biomechanics in which the vast amount of power is derived from forceful hip rotation.
Traditionally, this motion has been somewhat challenging to add resistance. However, with VertiMax’s unique design, a resistance load can be attached to anywhere on the body to create stimulus that possesses specificity to the sport; this includes increasing the power of the hips during arm swing.
VertiMax is such an effective device as an athlete is able to break down complicated movements into segments OR perform it in its entirety. This is a common and effective practice in strength and conditioning to allow trainees to focus on separate parts of a complicated movement.
VertiMax enables this training method effortlessly. For instance, check out how this professional Korean team uses VertiMax to specifically improve the hips’ power production. Then watch how this athlete can also attach VertiMax to multiple body parts to put all of the “segments” together and train the entire swing like this young athlete.
Similar to the batting swing, a pitch is a complicated movement with many different factors that work together to generate the high levels of torque needed to propel the ball. Check out the drills to increase pitching velocity.
VertiMax is the first piece of baseball exercise equipment that allows a baseball pitcher to move naturally and add a load to the muscles during the actual pitching motion. The athlete trains the pitching motion under a load to attain the same level of training stimulus. This also means that VertiMax can be used efficiently for pitching training at home!
Pitchers aren’t the only ones on the team who need to throw farther and faster. This is a skill that every single player needs to improve regardless of what position they play. Where VertiMax stands out is that players have the ability to train a variety of different throwing styles, which is what is seen in an normal game such as:
Action is fast in baseball, and players don’t always have the ability to be set up for a perfect throw like a pitcher does. Athletes are able to combine VertiMax with uneven surfaces to simulate these conditions, improve balance, and increase the player's versatility. Using VertiMax to improve all of these conditions greatly improves a baseball player’s ability to be ready for anything that comes their way.
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