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Indian Journal of Clinical Anatomy and Physiology


Correlation of arm fat index and hand grip strength in cricket players: A cross-sectional study


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Author Details: Rukadikar Charushila A, Geeta Shamnani, Atul R Rukadikar

Volume : 4

Issue : 4

Online ISSN : 2394-2126

Print ISSN : 2394-2118

Article First Page : 488

Article End Page : 493


Abstract

Introduction: Hand grip strength and arm fat index has been an indicator for determining strength.
Objectives: The purpose of study was to found out correlation of hand grip strength with arm fat index in cricket players.
Materials and Method: Total 30 healthy cricket players (15-25 years), from district sport academy, regularly practicing from last 3 years at university level and who don’t have any abnormality of upper arm or any neurological problem, history of fracture of hand were included. Measurement of hand grip strength with help of Sahens hand grip digital dynamometer was done. Mean of three reading was taken as final reading. Arm fat index is calculated by formula, 100 x Mid upper arm fat area / mid upper arm area. Mid upper arm fat area determined by Mid upper arm muscle area and mid upper arm. Pearson correlation coefficient established a correlation of arm fat index with hand grip strength.
Result: It was also found that statistically there was highly significant negative correlation observed between AFI and dominant handgrip strength in Cricket players (P < 0.01).
Conclusion: Proper training for maintaining arm fat index will increase in hand grip strength. It will further lead to better strength and performance in cricket activities like bowling, throwing, fielding.

Keywords:
Anthropometry, Arm fat index, Dynamometry, Handgrip strength, Herpendence calliper, Mid upper arm fat area, Mid upper arm muscle area, Tricep skin fold thickness

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