International Journal of Sports, Health and Physical Education

Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part A (2022)

Association between strength and coordination in basketball players a cross sectional study design 

Author(s):

Sannasi Rajasekar, Thomas Shine and Anklesaria Sanya

Abstract:

Acquisition of fine motor skills is paramount for any sports. Hence, controlling multiple joint segments to provide sturdy and accurate shots along with the power is essential component in basketball players. The purpose of the study is to determine whether there is an association between the strength of biceps and triceps brachii muscle and Eye-Hand Coordination in college level basketball players. fifty-eight college level basketball players (aged between18 and 25 years old, both genders, college level basketball players, at least playing at inter college level for the past 3 months were recruited for this study). Muscle strength was measured using hand held dynamometer and eye hand coordination was tested by eye hand coordination test. Spearman ranked correlation was used to find the correlation between the muscle strength and coordination. The isometric strength of right biceps and triceps muscles was expressed in median an interquartile range {17.9 (15.6-21.5)} and {12.9(10.9-14)} respectively. Meanwhile, the isometric strength of the left biceps {18.4 (15.7-21.9)} and triceps muscles was {12.9(11.2-14)}. The results showed that there was a strong positive correlation between the right biceps, triceps muscle and left triceps muscle isometric strength (correlation coefficient is 0.945, 0.651, 0.538) and eye hand coordination. Whereas, A fair positive correlation been found between left biceps muscle strength (Correlation coefficient is 0.441) and eye hand coordination. There was a strong association found between biceps and triceps muscle strength and Eye-Hand Coordination among basketball players. 

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How to cite this article:
Sannasi Rajasekar, Thomas Shine and Anklesaria Sanya. Association between strength and coordination in basketball players a cross sectional study design . Int. J. Sports Health Phys. Educ. 2022;4(2):22-25.
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