Putting Consistency and Confidence with Champions Tour Pro, Jeff Sluman

December 1st, 2016|

Any golfer will tell you, putting isn’t easy. In fact, it’s almost a game within the game of golf. Success in putting consistency can elude even the most experienced golfers – including the pros. Just ask Champions Tour Pro, Jeff Sluman.   Decorated Pro. Improving Putter. Sluman, the 59-year-old veteran golfer, has collected six PGA [...]

Attacking Bat Path Angle with John Peabody

November 21st, 2016|

We recently sat down with  John Peabody to talk about bat path angle, its importance to successful hitting, and much more. As a former minor league baseball player and the current director of Peabody Baseball, John Peabody is a highly respected and sought-after hitting coach. Peabody works with hitters of all ages and levels – [...]

Building Efficient Swings with Time to Contact

November 2nd, 2016|

When coaching and developing young baseball players, metrics like time to contact can play a prominent role in improving a player's swing efficiency. To discuss the ins and outs of an efficient baseball swing, we sat down with veteran coach and hitting instructor Rick Strickland. In addition to overseeing Sandlot Elite Baseball in St. Louis, [...]

Blast Baseball 360 Is The Most Accurate Baseball Sensor On The Market

October 27th, 2016|

Blast Motion recently took part in a third-party validation test to verify its accuracy against the top two baseball swing sensor competitors on the market: Diamond Kinetics and Zepp. The results from The Center for Human Performance are in. And they confirm the earlier findings: • Blast’s swing sensor is the most accurate baseball sensor [...]

With Your Putting Stroke, Timing Really IS Everything

October 17th, 2016|

It has been said that in life, timing is everything. And if you’re a golfer, you know that this is especially true when it comes to your golf swing – particularly when it comes to your putting stroke. But just what is timing all about in golf, exactly? And why is it so important to [...]

Baseball Swing Speed

October 17th, 2016|

We recently sat down with Blast Baseball Manager Justin Goltz and Blast Motion Lead Biomechanist/Algorithm Developer Patrick Cherveny to take an illuminating and in-depth look at a valuable and often misunderstood metric – softball and baseball bat swing speed. As softball and baseball organizations of all levels continue to dive deeper into data analysis, swing [...]

How a Little Science Goes a Long Way in Baseball

April 26th, 2016|

Barry Bonds’ 71 home runs in a single season or Clayton Kershaw’s ability to strike out 301 batters in one year may seem like magic to most of us. While we enjoy the sense of wonder we feel witnessing these talents, not everyone is satisfied to simply sit back in astonishment. Understanding the science behind [...]

Tees and Tots: How Kids Can Benefit From Playing Golf

April 19th, 2016|

Golf is picking up in popularity with America’s youth these days, and it couldn’t come at a better time. With childhood obesity rates skyrocketing in recent years, there’s no time like the present to get kids out of the house and moving around. However, there are many advantages to the early adoption of golf, in [...]

The Top 10 Fitness Trends of 2016 [INFOGRAPHIC]

February 23rd, 2016|

If you’re aiming to get in shape this year, check out the top 10 Fitness Trends for 2016, according to The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Share this Image On Your Site <p><strong>Please include attribution to https://blastmotion.com/ with this graphic.</strong></p><br /> <p><a href='https://blastmotion.com/blog/top-10-fitness-trends/'><img src='https://d3cfuuu4fokfrx.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/1601_ig_Blast-Motion_Fitness-Trends-2016_v2final.jpg' alt='The Top 10 Fitness Trends of 2016' width='540px' border='0' /></a></p><br [...]

The Effects of Sports on Relationships

February 16th, 2016|

It may sound a little surprising to hear that participating in sports can be a great relationship-builder – after all, aren’t many sports created around the idea of fierce competition and rivalry? Yet studies have shown that people who grew up playing sports have more finely developed social skills than those who did not, in [...]