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Throwing performance is associated with muscular power.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20419619     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The aim of the present study was to test the hypothesis that performance in throwing events is associated with muscular characteristics of both upper and lower limbs. Thirty-eight male throwers volunteered to participate. Bench press and half squat tests were conducted on a guided barbell. The barbell displacement signal was recorded using a kinematic system. Maximal power, corresponding optimal velocity and force (P(max)S, V(opt)S, F(opt)S and P(max)BP, V(opt)BP, F(opt)BP for half squat and bench press, respectively) were extrapolated from the power-velocity relationship. Lower limb stiffness (K) was determined during maximal hopping. The results demonstrated that P(max)S and P(max)BP were correlated with each thrower's season's best performance (SBP, R=0.54, P<0.01 and R=0.71, P<0.001, respectively). P(max)S expressed relative to body mass was not correlated with SBP. K was significantly correlated with SBP (R=0.66, P<0.001). The relationship between P (max)BP expressed relative to body mass and SBP remained significant ( R=0.54, P<0.001). The results of the study suggest that high strength and stiffness values for lower limbs and strength and velocity characteristics for upper limbs may be associated with athletic throwing performance.
Authors:
M Bourdin; O Rambaud; S Dorel; J-R Lacour; B Moyen; A Rahmani
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-04-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of sports medicine     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1439-3964     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Sports Med     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-30     Completed Date:  2010-10-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8008349     Medline TA:  Int J Sports Med     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  505-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart, New York.
Affiliation:
Université de Lyon, Université Lyon 1, INRETS, LBMC, UMR_T 9406, Oullins, France. Muriel.Bourdin@univ-lyon1.fr
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Athletic Performance*
Biomechanics
Humans
Lower Extremity / physiology
Male
Muscle Strength*
Track and Field / physiology*
Upper Extremity / physiology
Young Adult

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