Bryce Harper Swings and Lifts So Hard Each Offseason, His Hands Get Destroyed

Bryce Harper #34 during the T-Mobile Home Run Derby at Nationals Park on July 16, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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MLB star Bryce Harper swings so hard, it hurts. The Washington Nationals outfielder—and upcoming free agent—got ready for spring training with some work in the batting cage, and he was been working so much, his hands were full of cuts and blisters.

Harper put the photo on social media, joking that he had been “hitting just a tad” in the cage:

 

The 6’3”, 216-lb slugger had a solid 2016 season, with 24 home runs and 86 RBI in 147 games. But those numbers were down from his NL MVP year in 2015 when he had 42 home runs and 99 RBI. In 2017, Harper bounced back with 29 home runs, and in 2018 he finished with 34 home runs and 100 RBIs in what could be his final season in Washington.

 

 

His response? Beefing up even more to get those home run numbers back where they belong.

Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals hits a two-run home run against the Chicago Cubs during the seventh inning of game two of a doubleheader at Nationals Park on September 8, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
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Just like these other 29 MLB players, Harper has been crushing his workouts with some big lifts in the gym. Take a look at his best lifts from his Instagram

4. Harper hits the track with some farmer carries:

3. Harper loads up a big pause squat set:

2. Harper masters a 505-lb. trap bar deadlift:

1. Harper gets in a heavy-duty trap bar deadlift:

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