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Throwing performance is associated with muscular power.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20419619     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
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    
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Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart, New York.
Université de Lyon, Université Lyon 1, INRETS, LBMC, UMR_T 9406, Oullins, France.
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MeSH Terms
Athletic Performance*
Lower Extremity / physiology
Muscle Strength*
Track and Field / physiology*
Upper Extremity / physiology
Young Adult

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