Study of correlation of hand grip strength and percentage of lean body mass in cricket players

DR.JADHAV CD, DR.MUNDEWADI SA, DR.BANSODE DG, DR.RUKADIKAR AR, DR.Mrs.WAGHMARE PP, DR.TAWARE GB, DR.WAGHMARE AR, DR.DOIJAD VP

Abstract: Hand grip strength has been an indicator for determining strength since 1880. The purpose of our study is to found out correlation of hand grip strength and percentage of lean body mass in cricket players. We have taken 30 healthy cricket players (15-25 years), from district sport academy, playing from last 3 years at university level. They do regular practice and dont have any abnormality of upper arm or any neurological problem, history of fracture of hand. We have measure hand grip strength with help of Sahens hand grip digital dynamometer and taken 3 readings with 1 min rest period in between. Mean of this reading was taken as a final reading. Skin fold thickness measured by Harpendence skin fold caliper at four standard side of body. By making total of skin fold thickness, we found percentage of body fat by standard table of measurement of percentage body fat. Percentage of lean body mass was calculated by standard formula i.e. 100 minus this value of percentage of body fat. We have found positive correlation in handgrip strength and percentage of lean body mass in cricket players. So we can plan to improve percentage of lean body mass which will lead to increase hand grip strength. This will lead to increase in the performance of cricketer as better hand grip strength will lead to better strength in cricket activities like batting, bowling, throwing, fielding.

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