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Differences in physical fitness and throwing velocity among elite and amateur female handball players.
Int J Sports Med. 2007 Oct; 28(10):860-7.IJ

Abstract

This study compared physical characteristics (body height [BH], body mass [BM], body fat [BF], and fat free mass [FFM]), one repetition maximum bench press (1RM (BP)), jumping explosive power (VJ), handball throwing velocity, power-load relationship of the leg and arm extensor muscles, 5- and 15-m sprint running time, and running endurance in elite (n = 16; EF) and amateur (n = 15; AF) female handball players aged 17 - 38. Results revealed that, compared to AF, EF players presented similar values in body mass and percent body fat, but higher values (p < 0.001 - 0.05) in BH (6 %), FFM (10 %), 1RM (BP) (23 %), VJ (10 %), handball throwing velocity (11 %), power-load relationship of the arm (25 %) and leg (12 %) extensors, as well as 5- and 15-m sprint (3 - 4 %) and endurance running velocities (13 %). Univariate regression analyses showed that 1RM (BP) was associated with throwing velocity (R (2) = 0.64). The higher absolute values of maximal strength and muscle power, although explained by the differences in fat free mass, will give EF an advantage to sustain certain handball game actions. The association between 1RM (BP) and throwing velocity suggests that throwing velocity values in female handball players depend more on maximal strength than on the capacity to move low loads at high velocities, during elbow extension actions.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Studies, Research and Sport Medicine Center, Government of Navarra, Navarra, Spain.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17497580

Citation

Granados, C, et al. "Differences in Physical Fitness and Throwing Velocity Among Elite and Amateur Female Handball Players." International Journal of Sports Medicine, vol. 28, no. 10, 2007, pp. 860-7.
Granados C, Izquierdo M, Ibañez J, et al. Differences in physical fitness and throwing velocity among elite and amateur female handball players. Int J Sports Med. 2007;28(10):860-7.
Granados, C., Izquierdo, M., Ibañez, J., Bonnabau, H., & Gorostiaga, E. M. (2007). Differences in physical fitness and throwing velocity among elite and amateur female handball players. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 28(10), 860-7.
Granados C, et al. Differences in Physical Fitness and Throwing Velocity Among Elite and Amateur Female Handball Players. Int J Sports Med. 2007;28(10):860-7. PubMed PMID: 17497580.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Differences in physical fitness and throwing velocity among elite and amateur female handball players. AU - Granados,C, AU - Izquierdo,M, AU - Ibañez,J, AU - Bonnabau,H, AU - Gorostiaga,E M, Y1 - 2007/05/11/ PY - 2007/5/15/pubmed PY - 2008/1/12/medline PY - 2007/5/15/entrez SP - 860 EP - 7 JF - International journal of sports medicine JO - Int J Sports Med VL - 28 IS - 10 N2 - This study compared physical characteristics (body height [BH], body mass [BM], body fat [BF], and fat free mass [FFM]), one repetition maximum bench press (1RM (BP)), jumping explosive power (VJ), handball throwing velocity, power-load relationship of the leg and arm extensor muscles, 5- and 15-m sprint running time, and running endurance in elite (n = 16; EF) and amateur (n = 15; AF) female handball players aged 17 - 38. Results revealed that, compared to AF, EF players presented similar values in body mass and percent body fat, but higher values (p < 0.001 - 0.05) in BH (6 %), FFM (10 %), 1RM (BP) (23 %), VJ (10 %), handball throwing velocity (11 %), power-load relationship of the arm (25 %) and leg (12 %) extensors, as well as 5- and 15-m sprint (3 - 4 %) and endurance running velocities (13 %). Univariate regression analyses showed that 1RM (BP) was associated with throwing velocity (R (2) = 0.64). The higher absolute values of maximal strength and muscle power, although explained by the differences in fat free mass, will give EF an advantage to sustain certain handball game actions. The association between 1RM (BP) and throwing velocity suggests that throwing velocity values in female handball players depend more on maximal strength than on the capacity to move low loads at high velocities, during elbow extension actions. SN - 0172-4622 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17497580/Differences_in_physical_fitness_and_throwing_velocity_among_elite_and_amateur_female_handball_players_ L2 - http://www.thieme-connect.com/DOI/DOI?10.1055/s-2007-964989 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -