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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Schwarber claims he has a nasty sidearm, knuckle ball.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Schwarber's morning ends with a little long toss.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Schwarber's buddy is pitching to him, even calling out situations. First one was 'no one on, no one out.' Schwarber hit a bomb. "1-0," he said quietly.

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This underhanded toss drill is simply to hit the ball where it's pitched. Schwarber said once in a while he'll pull an outside pitch but "I'd rather go where it's supposed to."

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Every few swings the tee is moved to different areas around the plate. Schwarber said a simple goal is to shore up the holes his swing -- though it's not that simple to accomplish.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyle Schwarber gets ready to do some bashing.

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Inside Schwarber's new workout routine (0:34)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Using the medicine ball, the focus is on rotational power. Though he's lost weight, Schwarber's trainers think he can increase his strength at the plate.

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Toughest buzzer-beating shots in 2017-18 season so far (1:46)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Resistance band training has been a major focus for Schwarber over the last month. The goal isn't to get huge, it's to get strong. His trainers don't increase the weights as much as focusing on explosive movements.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Perhaps because he knew the camera was rolling, Schwarber asked for a heavier weight for this drill.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The motto at ASPI

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Schwarber trains at ASPI in Tampa Bay where Derek Jeter used to train along with other major leaguers as well as NFL players.

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In and out, back and forth, Schwarber and his trainers mimic outfield movements. Watch until the end for the web gem.

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His trainer, Yo Murphy, says the goal is to get more agile in all aspects of the game. These drills are for first step quickness.

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More agility drills which end with Schwarber "tracking" a fly ball. This one was too deep.

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This drill ends with Schwarber tracking down a tennis ball.

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Schwarber trains under the guidance of former pro football player Yo Murphy. This quick feet warm up drill was accomplished a lot slower in the past.

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Kane's goal lifts Blackhawks to 4th straight win (0:29)

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

"It's a little bit like Thursdays. A little bit like coming off Mondays. One good thing about doing it for a while is, you have a schedule about everything. We've had Saturday playoff games that can happen as well. So the Saturday game's not that unusual." -- Bears coach John Fox on the uniqueness of playing on Saturday.