Does heavy weightlifting bad for baseball skills?
That's a double edged sword. I know with base ball players,
especially skills of like pitching, and throwing, a certain range
of motion has to be attained, as well as a certain amount of
strength and power to make the necessary throws and plays you need
to to be a competitor. Big bulky muscles could make the mechanics
of that difficult in some cases however, if you're all natural and
train hard with heavy weights and eat right, you're certainly going
to gain muscle however which could inhibit some flexibility and
range of motion, but it all depends on whether or not you perform a
proper stretching regimen or not. ACSM Guidelines for stretching
are at least twice a week. I would recommend at least 3 times a
week for athletes. Also, if you're continuing your baseball
training while weight training then your skills should develop
along with you're new strength and muscle. If you stopped training
for baseball and weight trained for a few months and then went back
to throwing the ball, it might not turn out so well because you're
body could get used to one thing and not another.
SO...taking all this into account if you stretch properly, and
balance out your weight training with your baseball training, then
your baseball skills shouldn't be hindered at all.