DAVID WRIGHT TRAINING






David Wright was born on December 20, 1982 in Norfolk, Virginia. He was drafted in the 1st roud of the 2001 Major League Draft by the New York Mets and has wasted little time in becoming a star third baseman. He's a five-time all-star and has a pair of Golden Glove awards to his credit. The David Wright training program has elevated him a notch above most of his peers in the game.

In playing the hot corner, Wright doesn't have time to mull over his options. "Third base is a reaction position," says the New York Mets star. "It's all instinct. If I think too much, I might take one off the face." Wright saves his mug by performing explosive exercises that match the moves he makes on the field. His program can help you move better in every direction.

DAVID WRIGHT TRAINING EXCERCISES

1. ROTATIONAL

Exercise: Side throw

How to do it: Stand 3 feet from a solid wall, at a right angle to it, feet shoulder-width apart. Swing a medicine ball a bit to one side, then switch directions and throw it hard against the wall. Do two or three sets of four to eight repetitions, then switch sides and repeat.

2. DOWNWARD

Exercise: Romanian deadlift

How to do it: Hold a dumbbell in each hand in front of your thighs. With your feet shoulder-width apart and knees slightly bent, bend forward at the hips until the weights are at midshin level. Pause, then lift your torso back to the starting position. Keep your back slightly arched throughout.

3. VERTICAL

Exercise: Standing jump and reach

How to do it: Squat slightly with your feet shoulder-width apart and arms at your sides. Then quickly explode upward, reaching both arms overhead. Be sure to land with soft knees. Do six to 10 repetitions.

4. LATERAL

Exercise: Side lunge

How to do it: Rest a barbell across your upper back. Take a long lunge step directly to one side, keeping your toes pointed straight ahead. Descend as you step so that your lunging thigh ends up parallel to the floor. Then push yourself back up to the starting position.

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