The Effects of Elbow Flexion Angles on Handgrip Force Production among Trained Women
Nurul Uyun Abd Aziz1, Noorzaliza Osman2, Noor Aiwa Rosman3, Nur Khairunisa Abu Talip4, Chamnan Chinnasee5, Ali Md Nadzalan6
1Nurul Uyun Abd Aziz, Faculty of Sports Science and Coaching, Sultan Idris Education University, Malaysia.
2Noorzaliza Osman, Faculty of Sports Science and Coaching, Sultan Idris Education University, Malaysia.
3Noor Aiwa Rosman, Faculty of Sports Science and Coaching, Sultan Idris Education University, Malaysia.
4Nur Khairunisa Abu Talip, Faculty of Sports Science and Recreation, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Samarahan Campus, Malaysia.
5Chamnan Chinnasee, Faculty of Sports Science and Health, Thaksin University, Thailand.
6Ali Md Nadzalan, Faculty of Sports Science and Coaching, Sultan Idris Education University, Malaysia.
Manuscript received on 02 July 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 07 July 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 August 2019 | PP: 730-732 | Volume-8 Issue-10, August 2019 | Retrieval Number: J88810881019/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.J8881.0781019
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Abstract: The objective of this study was to determine the effects of elbow flexion angles on handgrip force production. 200 women involved voluntarily as participants in this study. Participants were required to perform handgrip dynamometer strength test in three elbow flexion angle conditions; i) 0˚ (full extension), ii) 90˚ and iii) full degrees. Participants were given three trials for each side (dominant and non-dominant) in all three elbow flexion angles. Results showed that in all elbow flexion angles, dominant handgrip force were higher compared to the non-dominant side. Besides that, performing handgrip with 0˚ elbow flexion produced greatest force followed by 90˚ and full elbow flexion. To conclude, testers need to standardize the handgrip strength test procedures as different in elbow flexion angles and the use of dominant/non-dominant sides were shown to significantly affect the force production. Index Terms:
Keywords: Elbow flexion, Angle, Force production, Asymmetries, Handgrip
Scope of the Article: Production Engineering