Motion Analysis App, Spark Motion, Will Help You Improve Athletic Technique
Technique. Technique. Technique. It is so important in any sport or athletic event. Coaches constantly emphasize it and teach athletes how to improve it, and there is no better way to improve technique than to break it down with motion analysis. Spark Motion does just that. It is an application, available on your smartphone, tablet or other device, that allows players and coaches to film athletes performing various athletic or sports specific tasks and then analyze technique and form.
For instance, you can do side-by-side comparisons of various lifts at the gym or video overlay of those lifts to see in which stage your or your players' form breaks down. You can use the app to gather data on body angles, striking angles, body movement, pitching mechanics and much more. Medical and rehab specialists can use the app to assess their patients' progress in their movement.
Motion analysis software has been around for a while and it is a big feature in the athletic world, however it can be fairly pricey. With the Spark Motion app, athletes will find it easier to afford this type of training aid. And having the app at their fingertips will allow athletes to do self-assessments when coaches and specialists aren't available.
The most basic version of the Spark Motion app is Spark Basic, and you can get it for a one-time charge of $9.99. Spark Lite is the same price, however it is designed for smartphones and doesn't have the side-by-side comparison feature, as the screens on smartphones are too small for this. Spark Pro is the "big dog" in the Spark Motion apps and will cost you $5.99/month. With this version of the app, you can save files on Cloud, do side-by-side comparisons, video overlay, assess body and strike angles, access a "bulls eye" for pitching mechanics and so much more.
If you're an athlete or coach who is serious about performance, then the Spark Motion app is definitely a tool you should have in your repertoire. There is no substitute for technique and form and with motion analysis you can improve greatly on those aspects of your game.
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