Pitching Exercises: A Comparison Between Front Squats And Back Squats
The squat, as you may know, is arguably one of the best lower-body exercises for baseball pitchers -- it's ground-based, functional and utilizes just about every muscle from the waist down. That last part is key.
But while many baseball pitchers focus solely on more traditional back squats (I know I did), this article talks about the benefits of doing front squats, too, as well as some important tips on being smart and using correct form.
No matter how you look at it, squats are my all-time favorite. And at the height of my career in college and pro ball, I could do 2 sets of 455 pounds at 10-12 reps each set (I wanted endurance, not max). Do you squat? How much? How many times?