Correlations Of Static Balance With Handgrip Strength And Anthropometric Variables In Indian Inter-University Archery Players

Research Article
Shyamal Koley and Rajpreet Uppal
Anthropometric variables, handgrip strength, Indian inter-university archery players, standing balance test, stork balance test.

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the static balance of Indian inter-university archery players and to search its correlations with handgrip strength and selected anthropometric variables in purposely selected 109 Indian inter-university archery players (57 males and 52 females) aged 18– 25 years collected from the competition organized in Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, India. An adequate number of controls (n = 113, 59 males and 54 females) were also taken from the same place for comparison. A total of seven anthropometric variables, viz. height, weight, BMI, percent body fat, percent lean body mass, dominant and non-dominant handgrip strength and two static balance tests, such as standing balance test and stork balance test were measured on each subject. In results, one-way ANOVA showed significant between-group differences (p ≤ 0.006 - 0.001) in all the variables, except stork balance test among these four sets of population. In Indian inter- university archery players, standing balance test, had statistically significant positive correlations (p≤0.025 - 0.001) with weight, BMI, percent body fat, right and left handgrip strength, and significant negative correlation (p≤ 0.025) with percent lean body mass. However, no significant correlations were found between stork balance test and selected anthropometric variables among them.