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GAZZETTA MEDICA ITALIANA ARCHIVIO PER LE SCIENZE MEDICHE
A Journal on Internal Medicine and Pharmacology
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Gazzetta Medica Italiana Archivio per le Scienze Mediche 2012 August;171(4):453-7
The investigation of a possible relationship between specific hand dimensions and handgrip strength in preadolescent trained male swimmers
Rashidlamir A. 1, Saadatnia A. 2, Hashemi-Javaheri A. 1
1 Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Khorasan Razavi, Iran;
2 Department of Sports and Exercise Physiology, Faculty of Sports Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran
Aim. The purpose of this study was to investigate a possible relationship between specific hand dimensions and handgrip strength in preadolescent swimmers. For this reason, 18 trained male swimmers (10-13–year-old) who were members of Mashhad Swimming Association participated in this study.
Methods. The standard method of Visnapuu was used to measure 15 anthropometric parameters of hand. Data were analyzed by Pearson correlation coefficient and stepwise multiple regression tests.
Result. Except FS1 parameter which did not bear any significant relationship with handgrip strength (p=0.89, r=0.412), there was a significant relationship between FS2, FS3, FS4, FS5, TL, IFL, MFL, RFL, LFL, P1, P2, P3, P4, P5 parameters and handgrip strength (p<0.05).
Conclusion. The results of multiple regression showed that of all measured parameters, P4 was the strongest predictor of handgrip strength in young swimmers (p<0.001, R2=0.56).