PULSE EDGE Report: A Throwing Workload Snapshot

By Kyle Lindley, Pulse Product Supervisor, Sports activities Science Asst. Supervisor



The aim of the PULSE Pitching Report is to explain an athlete’s workload and exercise depth over the time interval chosen for the report. Evaluating workload and exercise depth may help information coaching options and ensure athletes are following their throwing program to get essentially the most out of their coaching.

Within the phrases of Dean Jackson: “It doesn’t matter how excellent your throwing program is. If it isn’t carried out accurately then you’ll get higher slower and be at a better threat for harm.


  1. PULSE → TRAQ Affiliation:

    In an effort to run this report, the athlete must have a PULSE account with knowledge in it, and the account should be linked to TRAQ. The info will get pulled from the TRAQ database so if an athlete has PULSE however their account shouldn’t be linked to TRAQ, they will be unable to run this report.

    Observe these steps to affiliate your TRAQ account together with your PULSE account:

    1. Navigate to the PULSE tab on the prime of a TRAQ athlete profile
    2. Click on ‘Affiliate’
    3. Enter athlete’s credentials
    4. Permit TRAQ to entry the PULSE knowledge when it prompts you
  2. Tags

    Getting essentially the most out of this report requires tagging throws. You don’t must be in stay mode to tag, however on the very least it’s useful to tag throws with the exercise sort when syncing knowledge after a throwing exercise.

Web page 1: Metric Benchmarking

Report Description: A set of participant averages from the particular imported PULSE knowledge in comparison with 5 playing-level averages of all certified PULSE customers.

Notice: All playing-level averages are constructed from 5 oz ball weights solely. Conditional inexperienced and purple shades are utilized to the PULSE metrics beneath, primarily based on the imported participant being both 0.5 Customary Deviations above (inexperienced) or beneath (purple) the chosen playing-level averages (on this case the chosen stage was: affiliate)!

Foremost use case(s):

Use this web page to match your common PULSE metrics within the time interval of the report back to the averages of all completely different taking part in ranges. Typically, PULSE’s energy is in evaluating an athlete’s knowledge to their very own knowledge, versus evaluating knowledge between athletes. Maintain that in thoughts, and don’t draw any important mechanical conclusions primarily based on this web page

Web page 2: Metric Element

Prime eighth Arm Velocity Distributions and Prime eighth Elbow Torque Distributions

Foremost use case(s):

Examine the distribution of your peak torques and arm speeds to the distributions of all completely different taking part in ranges. Pay extra consideration to the arm velocity metric on this web page when evaluating you or your athlete to the remainder of the teams.

There may be extra differentiation between taking part in ranges with the torque metric, and that’s primarily due to two issues:

  • As athletes get greater, their torque will improve simply because they’ve to maneuver extra mass. Greater, longer arms are going to require extra torque to maneuver as quick as smaller, shorter arms in youthful age teams.
  • As athletes begin throwing tougher, torque can even improve as a result of they must speed up their arm sooner. Velocity sometimes will increase with taking part in stage, so it’s pure for torque to be increased in school than in highschool, for instance.

Typically, PULSE’s energy is in evaluating an athlete’s knowledge to their very own knowledge versus evaluating knowledge between athletes. Maintain that in thoughts, and don’t draw any important mechanical conclusions primarily based on this web page, both.

Web page 3: Month-to-month Workload Evaluation

Foremost use case(s):

Prime plot:

Study exercise depth over time. Prime eighth torque is an effective measure for peak depth for every day and common torque is an effective measure for common depth for every day. You’ll wish to see extra uniformity than randomness and an oscillation of depth.

Decoding prime eighth and common torque:

  • Prime eighth torque: Depth reached too excessive of a ceiling. Low depth days mustn’t have a prime eighth torque that’s near that particular athlete’s torque ceiling.
  • Common torque: Typically, what was the depth of the exercise. This contains heat up throws and working units, so common will all the time be decrease than the highest eighth torque. On excessive depth days, you’d need a increased prime eighth and common torque than low depth days. Excessive depth days also needs to have extra distinction between common and prime eighth torque.

You don’t all the time wish to be blowing it out; you additionally don’t all the time wish to be taking it simple (except possibly if you’re on a particular program). Be sure to’re loading your physique appropriately together with your throwing program.

Backside plot:

Study 1-day workloads over the time interval of the report.

This web page is a extremely good total abstract of workload over the report’s time interval as a result of it describes each depth and total workload for all the dates included within the report.

Web page 4: Exercise Common Workload

Report Description: Common/Prime eighth Elbow Torque and the Common One-Day Workload by Exercise/Train

Foremost use case(s):

Prime plot:

Examine exercises and/or throw sorts’ common torques. This can be a measure of depth—common depth. This plot ought to be used to just remember to or your athlete are finishing particular exercises and workout routines with applicable depth.

Backside plot:

Examine the one-day workload between completely different exercises and workout routines. This plot helps you establish whether or not:

  • Exercise volumes are applicable
  • Train volumes are applicable

Primarily based on you or your athletes’ wants, make certain correct exercise and train distribution is getting used to handle these wants.

Web page 5: Every day Throwing Depth – Arm Velocity

Report Description: Every day Arm Velocity and Prime eighth Arm Velocity Distributions

Foremost use case(s):

Prime plot:

Much like the highest plot on web page 3, this plot helps you gauge common and peak throwing depth over time. Generally, you’ll wish to see some form of oscillation in depth—kick up the depth for velocity exercises, excessive depth mound work, or video games, however then additionally drop down the depth to permit for restoration and quantity work.

Prime eighth and common arm velocity may be interpreted the identical as prime eighth and common torque.

Backside plot:

This plot is similar to the highest plot on web page 4 however with arm velocity as a substitute of torque. Use this plot to both:

  • Examine depth between completely different exercises/workout routines in order that depth is being utilized appropriately
  • Examine arm velocity of various workout routines as a measure of efficiency to see which workout routines could be eliciting increased arm velocity and growing excessive potential velocity

Web page 6: Exercise Quantity

Report Description: Variety of Classes and Variety of Throws by Exercise/Train

Foremost use case(s):

Prime plot:

Variety of periods for every exercise or train. That is simply to present you or your athlete an concept for what sort of throwing makes up a lot of the throwing program. In the event you had been coaching for velocity, you wouldn’t need all your periods to be hybrid B’s or all pivot picks; you’d wish to make certain there’s an applicable stability between velocity exercises and low depth exercises.

Backside plot:

This plot reveals the standard quantity for every of the throwing exercises or workout routines. Guarantee that all of you or your athlete’s throwing economic system isn’t going to locations that gained’t assist them obtain their coaching objectives.

Web page 7: Persevering with Schooling

Foremost use case(s):

Quick summaries to learn for studying extra about PULSE in addition to hyperlinks to learn the entire publication. This can be a essential web page for studying athletes or athletes who’re interested in how workload can be utilized to enhance efficiency and well being.

Loads of these are blogs on the drivelinebaseball.com weblog, which is one other actually good place to be taught a factor or two about PULSE


Utilizing the PULSE EDGE Report

Applicable workload administration is paramount to reaching peak efficiency and staying wholesome which requires the manipulation of quantity and depth. The issue? The primary suggestions for athletes on quantity and depth comes from one factor–they both really feel good or they don’t. It’s laborious to make the best changes with out descriptive suggestions.

Consider workload as a mixture of two dials: quantity and depth. As soon as the 2 dials are put in entrance of you, you can begin to regulate them to achieve peak efficiency. The PULSE EDGE Report offers you these dials. 

Wish to get began? Begin by amassing a number of weeks of PULSE knowledge with some basic pointers primarily based in your objectives, how a lot you’ve been throwing, and many others., then run this report back to evaluation. Guarantee that your low-intent days are literally low intent, your high-intent days are literally high-intent, and that you’re not spending all your coaching economic system on the fallacious workout routines.

Get essentially the most out of your coaching program. #EveryThrowCounts


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