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How can I incorporate unstable environments into my training program?

Baseball and softball players can benefit from training in unstable environments in a number of ways. First, as in many sports, athleticism requires the ability to stabilize, decelerate, and accelerate in all three planes of motion. In order to move efficiently, optimal balance is required. Balance is an essential part of the swing and throw mechanics. Using an apparatus such as a stability ball, BOSU, TRX, or trampoline can increase the intensity of exercises that are traditionally done on stable ground. If you don't have access to gym equipment, consider performing your training in the sand.

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