How to Improve Deficiencies in Blast Motion Baseball Metrics

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This webpage and the associated pages have been prepared as a part of our partnership with Blast Motion to integrate our performance training content into Blast Solution.  For further details, you can reach us here at RPP or contact Blast directly.

Blast Motion Baseball sensors are an easy to use piece of equipment and provide a tremendous amount of valuable swing-related information at a very reasonable cost.  Their scoring system includes metrics on several topics, including:

    • Rotation (power)
    • Plane (contact)
    • Connection (consistency)

The problem is not everyone knows how to address the issues highlighted by the sensors, and not every issue is a skill-related one. Deficiencies in Blast metrics can be also caused by mobility, strength and postural related issues, up and down the kinetic chain.

Here is a list of major potential contributing factors:

    • Ankle Mobility
    • Lower Body Strength / Stability / Power
    • Back and Front Hip Mobility / Stability
    • Upper Body Power
    • Lack of Spine Dis-association
    • Limited T-spine Mobility
    • Front Shoulder Mobility / Lats
    • Shoulder Stability
    • Lack of Core Control
    • Forearm Strength
    • Limited Wrist Mobility

As you can see from the list, hitting a baseball is a complex movement pattern with multiple body parts participating at any one time, regardless of level.  The body needs to be prepared in advance for this highly ballistic movement.  We highly recommend that every athlete participate in a brief warm-up prior to a Blast session.  Please click here for our recommended routine designed for optimal performance.

The following summary provides a breakdown of each Blast category and metric, suggested ranges by skill level, and links to physical correctives web pages that might be helpful in addressing physical deficiencies.

Rotation (Power)

    • The following table provides a summary of suggested ranges for Rotation related metrics.
    • Click here for access to potential physical correctives that might be helpful in improving your Rotation score.

Plane (Contact)

    • The following table provides a summary of suggested ranges for Plane related metrics.
    • Click here for access to potential physical correctives that might be helpful in improving your Plane score.

Plane Metrics Suggested Ranges

Connection (Consistency)

    • The following table provides a summary of suggested ranges for Connection related metrics.
    • Click here for access to potential physical correctives that might be helpful in improving your Connection score.

Connection Metrics Suggested Ranges

Other Metrics

    • The following table provides a summary of suggested ranges for various additional metrics.
    • Click here for access to potential physical correctives that might be helpful in addressing any deficiencies.

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