Evaluation of Maximal Isometric Hand Grip Strength in Different Sports

Authors

  • Joseph.E1 , Ajeet 2, Virendra Singh Rajpurohit3 , Mali Ram Sharma4 , Manoj Kumar Jadiya5 ,

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijpot.v15i1.13342

Keywords:

Hand Grip Strength, Jamar dynamometer, sports

Abstract

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.

Author Biography

Joseph.E1 , Ajeet 2, Virendra Singh Rajpurohit3 , Mali Ram Sharma4 , Manoj Kumar Jadiya5 ,

1
PhD, (Research scholar), Department of Physiotherapy, Maharaj Vinayak Global University Jaipur, India,
2
PhD, Principal, Jaipur Physiotherapy College, MVGU, Jaipur, India, 3
Associate Professor, Jaipur Physiotherapy
College, MVGU, Jaipur, 4
PhD, (Research scholar), Assistant Professor, Jaipur Physiotherapy College, MVGU,
Jaipur, 5
Assistant Professor, Jaipur Physiotherapy College, MVGU, Jaipur, 6
Assistant Professor, Jaipur
Physiotherapy College, MVGU, Jaipur

Published

2020-12-30