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Correlations of Handgrip Strength with Selected Hand-Arm-Anthropometric Variables in Indian Inter-university Female Volleyball Players

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Author(s): Shyamal Koley | Satinder Pal Kaur

Journal: Asian journal of Sports Medicine
ISSN 2008-000X

Volume: 2;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 220;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Anthropometry | Grip | Hand Strength | Volleyball | Female

ABSTRACT
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to estimate the dominant handgrip strength and its correlations with some hand and arm anthropometric variables in 101 randomly selected Indian inter-university female volleyball players aged 18-25 years (mean age 20.52 ± 1.40) from six Indian universities. Methods: Three anthropometric variables, i.e. height, weight, BMI, two hand anthropometric variables, viz. right and left hand width and length, four arm anthropometric variables, i.e. upper arm length, lower arm length, upper extremity length, upper arm circumference and dominant right and non-dominant handgrip strength were measured among Indian inter-university female volleyball players by standard anthropometric techniques. Results: The findings of the present study indicated that Indian female volleyball players had higher mean values in eleven variables and lesser mean values in two variables than their control counterparts, showing significant differences (P
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