PULSE offers you the ability to achieve industry-leading insights into your throwing inside minutes of receiving your sensor. What do it’s a must to do to collect these insights?
- Put the sensor and strap on earlier than your first throw of the day.
- Do your regular throwing.
- Sync the sensor once you’re completed throwing.
Sure, it’s that simple.
As soon as your knowledge is synced, you’ll have the ability to see how a lot throwing you’re really doing every day – variety of throws, depth of your throws, and so on. For some folks, that alone is sufficient. That is your pitch counter on steroids.
Cost the sensor.
Put the sensor on earlier than you throw.
Sync the sensor.
Comply with these steps
1. Obtain the app
After you have acquired your sensor, strap, and charging cable you’ll wish to obtain the PULSE throw app from the Apple app store (use of PULSE isn’t at the moment supported on Android units).
2. Create a PULSE account
When you’ve downloaded the app, you’ll observe the on-screen directions to create your self a PULSE account. You’ll have to have the next info helpful:
- E-mail deal with
- Date of delivery
3. Join your sensor
At this level, you’ll be requested in the event you’d like to connect with your PULSE sensor (you may additionally skip this step and do it later). Directions for connecting your sensor could be discovered within the video linked here.
4. Put the sensor and strap in your arm
Place the strap in your throwing arm with the sensor positioned about two finger widths down your forearm from the bony a part of your inside elbow. Here’s a graphic to indicate how you can place the sensor.
5. Do your throwing
In the event you don’t have already got a throwing program, get began with an online program here.
6. Sync the information from the sensor
After you’re completed throwing for the day, reconnect and sync your sensor to add knowledge to the app and TRAQ. Right here is the way it will look in your cellphone:
As soon as the information is synced, you’ll have the ability to use the PULSE app to interrupt down your throwing session.
Navigating the App
As soon as your account is created, you’ll be delivered to the principle web page of the PULSE app — the “Dashboard”.
The Dashboard is the central hub to your throwing knowledge every day. On this web page, you’ll discover:
- Your Present One-Day Workload
- Your Max Really helpful One-Day Workload
- Arm Well being Survey
- Right now’s Variety of Throws, Variety of Excessive Effort Throws, Common Torque of Right now’s Throws
- Throwing Historical past (Variety of Throws for every of the final seven days)
- Right now’s Throws (Graph of Arm Stress, Arm Slot, and Arm Pace for every throw right now)
- Add Workload Button
Both hyperlink to an current TRAQ account, or create a TRAQ account to get your program — completely freed from cost.. When you’ve linked your TRAQ account, you’ll have the ability to view and full your program instantly within the app.
The final tab inside the PULSE app is the “Superior” tab. This tab comprises extra performance for customers which are , however they aren’t 100% essential to get actionable information from PULSE.
The “Superior” tab comprises 4 options:
- Stay Mode – view your throw metrics stay
- Bullpen Mode – throw a bullpen with PULSE and obtain suggestions about command and consistency between pitch sorts
- Longtoss Mode – construct a custom-made longtoss program primarily based in your most protected throwing distance
- Video Mode – overlay your throw metrics with a recorded video for evaluation
What Do These Numbers Imply?
Now we have all this nice information consolidated into the primary tab of the app for you, however you would possibly nonetheless be questioning – what do these numbers even imply?
1 Day Workload – Tells you the way a lot you’ve thrown on a given day. It accounts for each what number of throws you make and the depth of every of these throws.
Max Really helpful 1 Day Workload – A suggestion for the quantity of throwing you’re able to acting on a given day. That is primarily based upon your earlier recorded throws, throwing health, and fatigue ranges. These prescriptions could be altered primarily based upon your particular throwing: pre-season v. in-season, days of throwing per week, sport days, and so on.
Arm Well being Survey – A self-reported score of how your arm is feeling every day. Recorded on a 1 to 10 scale, with 10 that means your arm is feeling wonderful. This lets you take the target knowledge from PULSE and pair it to what you’re experiencing every day.
Right now’s Complete Throws – The entire variety of throws you’ve made on a given day whereas carrying your PULSE sensor. This supplies you info into the amount of throws you made.
Right now’s Excessive Effort Throws – The variety of throws you’ve made on a given day which are above 70% of your 5 most anxious throws from the earlier two weeks
For instance, in case your 5 most anxious throws are 60 Nm, all throws above 42 Nm could be thought-about “excessive effort”.
Right now’s Common Torque – The typical elbow valgus torque for all of your throws in a given day. This supplies you info into the depth of the throws you made.
Throwing Historical past – A bar graph displaying the quantity of whole throws and excessive effort throws you have got made over the past 7 days. The orange bar represents all of your throws for a given day, and the clear bar represents your excessive effort throws for a given day.
Right now’s Throwing Information – A line plot displaying Arm Stress, Arm Pace, and Arm Slot for each throw you made in a given day. You possibly can edit throw tags and/or reassign throws to a distinct day right here.
Add Workload – Life occurs. Generally you overlook your sensor or can’t cost it. When this occurs, you’re ready so as to add simulated workload to your profile to be able to keep on observe. Whereas this received’t be pretty much as good as having your precise throwing knowledge, it’s a ok resolution. Much like different throws, you possibly can add tags to those and PULSE will apply up to date normative torque values to the throws primarily based upon the information you’ve collected with related tags previously.
Workload administration proper out of the field
PULSE is simple.
After Day 1, you’ll have insights into how a lot you threw, and the way anxious these throws have been. At its core, PULSE is a throw counter that accounts for the depth of your throws – which already supplies you extra worth than innings or pitch counts alone.
On Day 2, and day-after-day after that, the app will give you options about how a lot throwing you need to do this day primarily based upon the information you’ve collected. There’s no guessing; PULSE is studying about YOUR throwing and adjusting to YOU to construct you the very best program attainable.
Now after you’ve worn the sensor for a number of days, you’ll have the ability to take away a number of extra insights, similar to how your totally different throwing days examine to 1 one other.
Whether or not you observe a throwing program from Driveline or your individual, you’ll have the ability to see how your low effort versus excessive effort throwing periods actually stack up. How does your bullpen look in comparison with your lengthy toss? The checklist goes on, however now we, and also you, have the information to reply these questions.
For a extra visual-oriented information to getting began with PULSE throwing workload administration, go to our Getting Began information here.
Written by Devin Rose, Joe Marsh and Kyle Lindley