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 can assist 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 good your throwing program is. If it isn’t carried out appropriately then you’ll get higher slower and be at the next threat for harm.


  1. PULSE → TRAQ Affiliation:

    In an effort to run this report, the athlete must have a PULSE account with information in it, and the account have to be linked to TRAQ. The information will get pulled from the TRAQ database so if an athlete has PULSE however their account is just not linked to TRAQ, they won’t be able to run this report.

    Comply with these steps to affiliate your TRAQ account along 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 information 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 kind when syncing information after a throwing exercise.

Web page 1: Metric Benchmarking

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

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

Most important use case(s):

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

Web page 2: Metric Element

Prime eighth Arm Pace Distributions and Prime eighth Elbow Torque Distributions

Most important use case(s):

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

There’s 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. Larger, longer arms are going to require extra torque to maneuver as quick as smaller, shorter arms in youthful age teams.
  • As athletes begin throwing more durable, torque may 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 larger in faculty than in highschool, for instance.

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

Web page 3: Month-to-month Workload Evaluation

Most important use case(s):

Prime plot:

Look at 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 need to see extra uniformity than randomness and an oscillation of depth.

Deciphering 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: Usually, what was the depth of the exercise. This consists of 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 desire a larger prime eighth and common torque than low depth days. Excessive depth days must also have extra distinction between common and prime eighth torque.

You don’t all the time need to be blowing it out; you additionally don’t all the time need to be taking it straightforward (except possibly in case you are on a particular program). Be sure to’re loading your physique appropriately along with your throwing program.

Backside plot:

Look at 1-day workloads over the time interval of the report.

This web page is a extremely good general abstract of workload over the report’s time interval as a result of it describes each depth and general workload for the entire 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

Most important use case(s):

Prime plot:

Evaluate exercises and/or throw varieties’ common torques. It is a measure of depth—common depth. This plot must be used to just be sure you or your athlete are finishing particular exercises and workouts with acceptable depth.

Backside plot:

Evaluate the one-day workload between totally different exercises and workouts. This plot helps you establish whether or not:

  • Exercise volumes are acceptable
  • Train volumes are acceptable

Based mostly on you or your athletes’ wants, ensure correct exercise and train distribution is getting used to deal with these wants.

Web page 5: Each day Throwing Depth – Arm Pace

Report Description: Each day Arm Pace and Prime eighth Arm Pace Distributions

Most important use case(s):

Prime plot:

Just like the highest plot on web page 3, this plot helps you gauge common and peak throwing depth over time. Generally, you’ll need 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 pace could 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 pace as a substitute of torque. Use this plot to both:

  • Evaluate depth between totally different exercises/workouts in order that you already know depth is being utilized appropriately
  • Evaluate arm pace of various workouts as a measure of efficiency to see which workouts is likely to be eliciting larger arm pace and growing excessive potential velocity

Web page 6: Exercise Quantity

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

Most important use case(s):

Prime plot:

Variety of periods for every exercise or train. That is simply to offer you or your athlete an thought for what kind of throwing makes up a lot of the throwing program. For those who had been coaching for velocity, you wouldn’t need your entire periods to be hybrid B’s or all pivot picks; you’d need to ensure there’s an acceptable stability between velocity exercises and low depth exercises.

Backside plot:

This plot reveals the standard quantity for every of the throwing exercises or workouts. Make it possible for all of you or your athlete’s throwing economic system isn’t going to locations that gained’t assist them obtain their coaching targets.

Web page 7: Persevering with Schooling

Most important use case(s):

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

A variety 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 principle 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 mix 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 succeed in peak efficiency. The PULSE EDGE Report offers you these dials. 

Need to get began? Begin by gathering a couple of weeks of PULSE information with some basic tips based mostly in your targets, how a lot you’ve been throwing, and many others., then run this report back to assessment. Make it possible for your low-intent days are literally low intent, your high-intent days are literally high-intent, and that you’re not spending your entire coaching economic system on the unsuitable workouts.

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


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