Relationship between Anthropometric Parameters and Throwing Velocity among Male Undergraduate College Students: A Cross-Sectional Study
Keywords:Bushnell Radar, Throwing Velocity, Anthropometry, ISAK, Skinfold
Background: For any persons to have an effective throw, it needs the maximum speed at which the ball is
released, as well as precision targeting. Specific body types and throwing velocity can have a correlation
which can be measured by anthropometric measurements and contrasted with the velocity thrown by
individuals. This study is aimed to assess the relation between anthropometric parameters and throwing
Material & Method: It is a cross-sectional study conducted among 60 undergraduate male students
aged 18-25 yrs at Yenepoya Physiotherapy College. The participants were included in present study after
obtaining the informed consent. The study was approved by ethics committee of Yenepoya University. The
participants were included in present study after obtaining the informed consent. The study was approved
by ethics committee of university. Male undergraduate students aged between 18-25 yrs were included in
present study. BUSHNELL radar device was used for evaluation of throwing velocity. ISAK protocol was
used to evaluate the participant’s anthropometric parameters.
Result: Among baseline parameters, age shows a positive correlation, in the age group 18-25 years.
Weight and BMI shows a negative correlation. There is a positive correlation between the shoulder internal
and external rotation strength and throwing velocity. The skinfold thickness of biceps, triceps, forearm,
subscapularis, iliac crest, abdomen, and front thigh showed a negative coreelation with p value <0.05.
Conclusion: This study concludes that, with the exception of age, weight, BMI, internal and external rotator
strength of the shoulder, skin fold thickness, middle thigh girth, acromio-radial length, and femoral width,
none of the other anthropometric parameters had a significant relationship with the velocity of throwing
among male undergraduates.