A Brief Review of Handgrip Strength and Sport Performance.

Tests of handgrip strength (HGS) and handgrip force (HGF) are commonly used across a number of sporting populations. Measures of HGS and HGF have also been utilized by practitioners and researchers to evaluate links with sports performance. This article, firstly evaluates the validity and reliability of various handgrip dynamometers (HGD) and HGF sensors, providing recommendations for procedures to ensure precise and reliable data are collected as part of an athlete testing battery. Secondly, the differences in HGS between elite and sub-elite athletes and the relationships between HGS, HGF, and sports performance are discussed.

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Autor / Fonte:John Cronin, Trent Lawton, Nigel Harris, Andrew Kilding, Daniel Travis McMaster Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 2017 August 15
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