Evaluation of Maximal Isometric Hand Grip Strength in Different Sports
Keywords:Hand Grip Strength, Jamar dynamometer, sports
Background: Grip strength has proven to have a positive effect on sports performance in which a sport
implement is grasped in the hand.
Objective: To compare Hand Grip Strength in males of different sports.
Materials and Methods: 400 male sportsmen, 100 in each sport (Cricket, Hockey, Tennis and Badminton)
aged 18-25 yrs volunteered to participate in this study were engaged. Each participant was asked to perform
at least three maximal isometric grip strength measurements using a Jamar Handgrip Dynamometer and the
average of the three grip strength trials readings was recorded.
Statistical analysis: R-Programming Language Software was applied for statistical analyses of the data; the
results were statistically analyzed by ANOVA.
Results: The findings of the present study showed that the maximum grip strength measured in both hands
is higher in Cricket players than in Hockey, Tennis and Badminton players (P<0.05).
Conclusion: In the present study hand grip strength might have increased due to regular training. It would
be beneficial to the sportsmen in terms of optimizing training programs separately for particular sports.
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