Today we suggest you doing a little experiment. Right now, take a pen or a pencil (or anything similar in shape) in your hand. Grip it. Pay attention to the wrist and forearm muscles. This is seen with an unaided look how they tense. Try to tighten and then loosen your grip. Can you see how your muscles and tendons from the wrist to the shoulder move? You got to admit, it’s pretty interesting to watch how the smallest movement of fingers impacts the whole arm.
But that’s not all! Now try to squeeze the object with all your strength. Move your hand up and down, then left and right. And now, vice versa, loosen your grip and again move your hand. Can you feel that the more your fingers relax, the faster and more easily your hand moves? Can you see how grip pressure impacts your ability to control your wrist angle?
In fact, even such a simple experiment can lead us to an interesting observation. Too tight grip impacts the wrist mobility. And small, often subtle movements of the wrist can change the clubface position during the swing. In other words, the clubface position – open, close, or square – can depend on grip pressure among other things.
Relationship we are talking about can seem to be an obvious fact. But nobody could find scientific proof to this before because there was no tool to measure grip pressure. Even if a coach suspected that a trainee failed the swing due to excessive grip pressure, he couldn’t identify with his eyes. This is because the swing duration is too short. He also couldn’t convey the feel of the right grip pressure to compare (actually, he can’t do it now too). So, unfortunately, all the coaches and players had to do was to guestimate.
And today we, SensorEdge, created such a tool. You may call it dynamometer, but we call it SensorGrip. SensorGrip can measure grip pressure during various very rapid movements. This device can show how grip pressure differs in different conditions, how it changes along with other systems. Coaches can see the fuller picture of trainee’s actions and analyze this complex and earlier unattainable data, instead of relying on feelings. And all this together gives a great opportunity to train and exercise more effectively. Measured grip pressure as the very missing variable can help reach new goals and achievements.