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10
13
2020

Motus Workload Blog: Pro Relief Pitcher

Previously, we explored two different quarantine training scenarios for starting pitchers and the impact each might have on those pitchers’ abilities to return to in-game action (Part 1 and Part 2). In this blog, we will look at the impact of workload on relief pitchers.  Evaluating Workload: Relief...

05
28
2020

Starting Pitching Workloads: Part 2

Org. B Starting Pitcher   Looking at the workload of a starting pitcher in Organization B, we see a pretty significant difference. First, this player does not throw Plyos on a daily basis, and was also instructed to stay away from the mound entirely during this break. If the season were to begi...

05
27
2020

Starting Pitching Workloads: Part 1

There has been discussion recently about workload and the impact this time may have on an athlete’s health once seasons begin again. More specifically within the context of baseball: Will there be an increased injury risk to pitchers as seasons begin again? If so, what are some possible solutions to...

04
23
2020

Using Motus to define throwing workload

The foundational concept behind the use of the motusTHROW sensor is “workload”—but what exactly does workload refer to? In a general sense, workload describes the stress from each throw an athlete makes. So, does that mean that workload is just a measure of the number of throws an athlete makes in a...

03
06
2019

Workload, Range of Motion, and Early Season Injuries

Spring training is usually a happy time of year. Everyone gets to look forward to baseball being played after a long winter. Unfortunately for the players, early season also corresponds with the highest chance of injury. Source: Epidemiology of Major League Baseball Injuries The above study shows a...

12
20
2017

Coaches Series: Year-Round Programming

This post from our Coaches Series was written by Justin James, Assistant Coach at University of California, San Diego. He took over there in January 2017, having coached the previous seven seasons at Point Loma Nazarene University.  In previous posts, I covered implementing Driveline Protocols to a...