THE EFFECTS OF WEARING SPANDEX GARMENT WITH COMPRESSION BAND ON KINEMATIC VARIABLES DURING A GOLF SWING

  • Chang-soo Yang
  • Ho-youl Kang
  • Gye-san Lee
  • Young-tae Lim
  • Seong-jung Kim
  • Woen-sik Chae
  • Min-soo Kim
  • Dong-soo Kim
  • Nyeon-ju Kang
Keywords: golf swing, spandex garment with compressive band, kinematic, X-factor

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate how spandex garment with compressive band affects kinematic variables during a golf swing. The X-factor and angular velocity of the club in EG were increased during the down swing phase, whereas the significant changes of other kinematic variables were not found in this study. Thus, the effects of wearing spandex garment with compression band cannot be explained as a function of the kinematic variables of interest. It is clear that wearing spandex garment with compressive band may enhance joint stability, which in turn may affect joint kinetics and muscle activation. This has led to suggestions of the need for further kinetic and EMG analyses to evaluate its function.
Section
Equipment / Instrumentation