PULSE Throw Getting Started

Getting started with PULSE - Coach

Welcome to the Driveline Family via the PULSE Workload Management Sensor! As a Coach, this Get Started Guide is here to take you step by step to getting your account set up, sensor connected, and collecting throw data. 

Setting up your account

First, after receiving your PULSE Throw Workload Monitor, you will want to download the PULSE Throw app and set up your Coach account. 

Once you've set up your login information, you will be asked whether you are an Athlete or Coach. Selecting Athlete will allow you to manage your individual sensor and throw data and share your data with a coach, if you wish. Selecting Coach will allow you to manage a roster of athletes, with the ability to manage sensors and throw data for each athlete individually. If you are a parent, you may select Coach so that the account is registered to you and you can add your child to your roster.    

Whether you've selected Athlete or Coach, you will be asked to enter your birthdate to continue. Our Privacy Policy requires that users under the age of 13 obtain parental consent to continue using PULSE.

If you've selected Coach, you will be asked to enter a team name. This team name will help athletes find you if they choose to share their data with you. If you are a parent, you can simply enter your last name (or any name of your choosing) as your team name.

Adding athletes to your roster

On the top, right corner of the screen click on the "add athlete" button and you will have the option to create a new athlete account or add an existing athlete account to your roster. 

New Athlete Creation

If you are adding an athlete to your roster that does not already have a PULSE athlete account, you can select "New" when prompted, and it will take you through a series of profile settings to designate for the athlete including date of birth, height, weight, etc. 

Existing PULSE Athletes

If you are adding an athlete to your roster that already has a PULSE athlete account, you can select "Existing" when prompted and enter the email associated with their athlete account to invite them to your roster; the athlete will have to complete the addition to your roster by accepting the invite by logging into their athlete account. More detail is shown below

Adding sensors to your athletes' profiles

Once the athlete's are added into your Coach account, you will then have the ability to assign sensors to each athlete. Check out the video below to show how to do this. 

Collecting data with PULSE

From here Athletes are free to start throwing with their sensors and straps. Below is a graphic showcasing how to put the sensor in the strap and how to properly wear the strap. 

Finally, after the athlete has finished their throwing, you will want to sync the data. If you are a coach and have all the sensors next to you, check out how to use Team Data Sync. If you want the athlete to individually sync their data, take a look at how to sync data from a single sensor

Once data is synced, you can start to evaluate your athletes' throwing routines by viewing data in the PULSE iOS app or PULSE Dash.

Understanding PULSE data

We have all this great info consolidated into the first tab of the app for you, but you might still be wondering - what do these numbers even mean?

1 Day Workload - Tells you how much you’ve thrown on a given day. It accounts for both how many throws you make and the intensity of each of those throws. 

Max Recommended 1 Day Workload - A recommendation for the amount of throwing you are capable of performing on a given day. This is based upon your previous recorded throws, throwing fitness, and fatigue levels. These prescriptions can be altered based upon your specific throwing: pre-season v. in-season, days of throwing per week, game days, etc.

Arm Health Survey - A self-reported rating of how your arm is feeling on a daily basis. Recorded on a 1 to 10 scale, with 10 meaning your arm is feeling amazing. This allows you to take the objective data from PULSE and pair it to what you’re experiencing on a daily basis.

Today’s Total Throws - The total number of throws you’ve made on a given day while wearing your PULSE sensor. This provides you information into the volume of throws you made.

Today’s High Effort Throws - The number of throws you’ve made on a given day that are above 70% of your 5 most stressful throws from the previous 2 weeks

For example, if your 5 most stressful throws are 60 Nm, all throws above 42 Nm would be considered “high effort”.

Today’s Average Torque - The average elbow valgus torque for all your throws in a given day. This provides you information into the intensity of the throws you made.

Throwing History - A bar graph displaying the amount of total throws and high effort throws you have made over the last 7 days. The orange bar represents all your throws for a given day, and the clear bar represents your high effort throws for a given day.

Today’s Throwing Data - A line plot showing Arm Stress, Arm Speed, and Arm Slot for every throw you made in a given day. You can edit throw tags and/or reassign throws to a different day here.

Add Workload - Life happens. Sometimes you forget your sensor or can’t charge it. When this happens, you’re able to add simulated workload to your profile so that you can stay on track. While this won’t be as good as having your actual throwing data, it’s a good enough solution. Similar to other throws, you can add tags to these and PULSE will apply updated normative torque values to the throws based upon the data you’ve collected with similar tags in the past.

Using PULSE to guide workload and intensity

Workload data takes about two weeks to stabilize, but even in the first two weeks of using PULSE you can use the data to improve training results by monitoring intensity, volume, etc. 

Read more about how to get the most out of the first month of using PULSE here
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