ACTIVATE THE CHAIN
THE KINETICWEAR SHIRT
USING DR. BOYNTON’S INNOVATIVE FASCIAL ANATOMIC STIMULATION TECHNOLOGY (F.A.S.T.), KINETICWEAR MAXIMIZES PERFORMANCE AND PREVENTS INJURY BY STIMULATING EACH LINK IN THE KINETIC CHAIN.
UNDERSTANDING THE KINETIC CHAIN
The kinetic chain is a sequence of movements that allows for force transmission from the ground to whatever object you’re trying to move, lift or throw.
Imagine Serena Williams as she prepares to hit her forehand. As the ball rockets over the net, she runs into position and prepares her body, bending and coiling as she brings her racquet back. Then, as the ball gets closer, she uncoils and springs up, transferring the kinetic energy from her legs, hips and core through her arm, unleashing a blistering forehand. The strength of her forehands isn’t in her arm — it’s the combination of her legs, core, hips and arm all working in tandem, the transfer of kinetic energy through each link in the chain.
And while the kinetic chain is vital to great performance, it’s equally important in safeguarding against injury. The fewer muscles you use in the chain, the more those muscles which are being used have to compensate, making them vulnerable to overuse and injury.
It happens to even the best athletes -- you play hard and your body tires. One by one, the links in the kinetic chain deactivate and suddenly your game is off and injury is just around the corner. So when I set out to design the KineticWear line and its F.A.S.T. technology, I had only one goal in mind: Activate the Chain.
Hundreds of hours and dozens of discarded prototypes later, we finally figured it out. Here's how it works.
Bands of weighted fabric are woven into the shirt along the different axes of the kinetic chain. These bands act as a subtle compressors, helping activate and increase blood flow to the right muscles and fascia -- the links in the kinetic chain -- so you can play better and play safer.
Early testing of the kineticwear shirt