Originally Posted by FutureRedsGM
I am looking for a good dumbell only routine. If someone has one of those that they would like to pass along, I would appreciate it.
Also, I know there are some softball players on this board. Are there any specific excercises that can be done to increase your power? I can't seem to find that last 20 feet to clear the fence!!!!
A couple of things with softball. Bat speed is the key. After that your forearms, tricepts, legs, back, and abs are the most important things. A lot of the power comes from the torque of your body. Someone mentioned pecs above and IMO they don't add a whole lot to a swing and I think they can decrease the amount of flexability your swing has.
I read an article during Brett Boone's resurgance in Seattle. Granted HGH helped but he talked about your chest and bi's being "show" muscles. Their function isn't all that great and they actually limit flexibility.