Anthropometric Assessment Of Fast Bowlers And Its Correlation With Throwing Performance

Anthropometric Assessment Of Fast Bowlers And Its Correlation With Throwing Performance

  • Dr. Ajit Dabholkar Head Of The Department Of Sports Physiotherapy,School of Physiotherapy, D.Y.Patil University, Nerul, Navi Mumbai: 400706, Maharashtra, India
  • Dr. Bhavi Ghelani MPT (Sports Physiotherapy), School of Physiotherapy, D.Y.Patil University, Nerul, Navi Mumbai: 400706, Maharashtra, India
Keywords: Anthropometry, Back strength, Cricket, Fast bowlers, throwing performance.

Abstract

Background: Anthropometric characteristics (AC) have revealed correlation between body structure physical characteristics and sport capabilities. The purpose of this study was to find the correlation between the AC & throwing performance (TP) in fast bowlers (FB) & to predict if specific variables in AC affect TP. Objectives: To determine AC in FB, Assess TP in fast bowlers, to correlate the AC with the TP and to predict if the AC affects the TP. Material And Methods: 50 FB with Mean age of 23 ±3.11 years & 9±4.33 years of playing experience were evaluated on AC like Height (Ht), Weight (Wt), Fat%, BMI, Linear and Girth measurements of upper & lower limb, Skinfold measurements, Back strength (BS) and TP. Result: Ht (p ≤ 0.030) and BS (p ≤ 0.045) show a positive significant correlation. BMI, Fat%, Biceps, Triceps, Subscapular, Supraspinale, Abdomen, Thigh, Mid-Calf, thigh girth, calf girth show negative significant correlation with the TP of fast bowlers. The total r2 value of all the anthropometric variables is 75% of variance with the TP in fast bowlers. Conclusion: Ht shows positive correlation whereas BMI, Fat %, Lean body mass, Skinfold measurement, Thigh, calf girth shows negative correlation in fast bowlers performance. There is 75% of variance with the Throwing performance in fast bowlers with regards to the parameters mentioned above. [Dabholkar A Natl J Integr Res Med, 2020; 11(4):55-60]

Published
2020-09-01
How to Cite
Dr. Ajit Dabholkar, & Dr. Bhavi Ghelani. (2020). Anthropometric Assessment Of Fast Bowlers And Its Correlation With Throwing Performance: Anthropometric Assessment Of Fast Bowlers And Its Correlation With Throwing Performance. National Journal of Integrated Research in Medicine, 11(4), 55-60. Retrieved from http://nicpd.ac.in/ojs-/index.php/njirm/article/view/2858
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