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Abstract : The aims of this study were to 1 investigate the influence of general anthropometric variables, handball-specific anthropometric variables, and upper-limb power and strength on ball-throwing velocity in a standing position νball, and 2 predict this velocity using multiple regression methods. Forty-two skilled male handball players age 21.0 ± 3.0 years; height = 1.81 ± 0.07 m; body mass = 78.3 ± 11.3 kg participated in the study. We measured general anthropometric variables height, body mass, lean mass, body mass index and handball-specific anthropometric parameters hand size, arm span. Upper-limb dynamic strength was assessed using a medicine ball 2 kg throwing test, and power using a one-repetition maximum bench-press test. All the variables studied were correlated with ball velocity. Medicine ball throwing performance was the best predictor r = 0.80. General anthropometric variables were better predictors r = 0.55-0.70 than handball-specific anthropometric variables r = 0.35-0.51. The best multiple regression model accounted for 74% of the total variance and included body mass, medicine ball throwing performance, and power output in the 20-kg bench press. The equation formulated could help trainers, athletes, and professionals detect future talent and test athletes- current fitness.

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Author: Guillaume Laffaye -

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