An Introduction to K Vest: Take Your Performance on the Course to the Next Level
At Forest Creek Chiropractic, we strive the bring innovative technology to our clients. I want to introduce the K Vest 3-D motion capture and how it can be used to improve your performance and health on the golf course.
What is K Vest?
K Vest consists of 4 sensors you wear on your shoulders, pelvis, arm, and hand/wrist. As you hit balls, the system will capture club speed, velocity, and rotational information. The software will then provide information on aspects of your swing, such as your kinematic sequence, swing efficiency, and body positions throughout the swing. This is data that cannot be seen with traditional video analysis.
What Is the Kinematic Sequence and Swing Efficiency?
Think of the kinematic sequence as simply how your body transfers energy and speed from the ground, up through your body, and ultimately into the club head and golf ball. K-Vest is able to track this transfer of energy and sequence.
Why Does This Matter?
Did you know that all great ball strikers have the same kinematic sequence or the same signature of generating speed and transferring speed throughout their body? That means it's hard to see a difference if you compare Rory McIlroy's kinematic sequence to Jim Furyk's or Matthew Wolff's, even though their swing styles are significantly different on video. All great ball strikers begin by generating speed from their lower body and transferring this speed through their torso, into their arms, and then into the club. With this information, we can quickly identify if there are issues that could be causing you to lose speed/power and consistency during your swing.
K Vest also provides valuable information about your body positions throughout the swing and compares it to pro golfers:
K Vest technology allows you to see exactly what your body parts, such as your torso and pelvis, are doing throughout the swing. This can give us valuable insight into your ability to maintain posture during the swing and put yourself in the most powerful and efficient positions. We can also quantify hip-to-shoulder separation (X factor stretch) throughout the swing as well.
The K-Vest is a game changer for assessing your swing and helping improve your performance on the course. It is one of the most actionable tools for measuring and describing movement in the swing and also can help golfers get out of pain and back on the course. This technology can be the missing link when developing a golfer or identifying movement strengths and deficiencies and filling in traditional video analysis's gaps and shortcomings. I strongly encourage all golfers and coaches to consider implementing this technology into their programs.
Contact us at (512) 436-8500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information on this technology and how it can help you reach your golf-related goals.