The effects of isokinetic performance on accurate throwing in team handball


5th International Conference on New Horizons in Education (INTE), Paris, France, 25 - 27 June 2014, vol.174, pp.1872-1877 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 174
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.01.850
  • City: Paris
  • Country: France
  • Page Numbers: pp.1872-1877
  • Keywords: team handball, kinematics, shoulder, muscle strength, accuracy, SHOULDER, VELOCITY
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes


The purpose of the study was to investigate the relationship between throwing accuracy and shoulder strength. Two groups of young healthy, male participants took part in the experiments as a elite and non- elite athletes. The ball velocity at ball release was derived from the change in distance between wrist and the ball. The elite athletes performed many accurate throwing with lower ball velocity. The isokinetic strength performances were determinate as 60 degrees/s and 240 degrees/s, by using the Cybex Norm Dynamometer. The elite athletes presented a bigger shoulder extension value (for dominant and non-dominant arms). As the angular velocity increased, peak torque values displayed lesser value on extension and flexion in the elite athletes and the non-elite athletes. The peak torque values of the elite athletes were found higher during extension and flexion at each angular velocity. However, correlation was not found between shoulder extension/flexion and ball velocity. Elite handball players shoot with lower shooting velocity but more accurately. by Ltd. (C) 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.