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Contribuição da massa muscular na força de preensão manual em diferentes estágios maturacionais

Author(s): Marcos Moura Santos | Alexandre Henrique Silva Ferreira | Manoel Cunha Costa | Fernando Josu00E9 Su00E1 Guimaru00E3es | Raphael Mendes Ritti-Dias

Journal: ConScientiae Saúde
ISSN 1677-1028

Volume: 10;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 487;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Objectives: The aim in this study was to analyze the relationship between handgrip strength and muscle mass. Method: One hundred and forty five subjects (aged between 8 and 16 years) were divided into three groups: pre-puberty, puberty and post-puberty. The arm muscle area was estimated by anthropometry and skinfolds, and handgrip strength was evaluated with hydraulic dynamometer. The maturation stages were compared by using the Kruskall-Wallis test followed by U for Mann-Whitnney the location of differences. Spearman correlations was used to handgrip strength and muscle mass (p
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