Comparative Study of Muscle Strength and Flexibility in Cricket, Football and Basketball Players.
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 9, Pages 3247-3255
AbstractBackground: Cricket, football, and basketball are dynamic sports that require intensive training to develop strength & flexibility.
Objectives: The aim of this study is to measure and compare strength in cricket, football, basketball players, and versatility. We have measured handgrip strength, leg & back strength, and shoulder, back & ankle flexibility.
Materials and Methods: Total of 60 healthy crickets, football & basketball players (15-25 years), from the sport academy were included. They must be regularly practicing players for the last 3 years. Shoulder elevation test, modified sit & reach test (back flexibility), ankle flexibility test was done. We used an unpaired test was for comparison.
Result: There was a highly significant gap statistically in handgrip power & elbow, cricketers' back flexibility than basketball players than football players. Also, there was a highly significant difference for leg & back strength, ankle flexibility in football players than in cricket players than in basketball players.
Conclusion: The data may be helpful in future research on the selection of players and the recognition of talent in the game. So that the right sport will take place for the right athlete.
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