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Effects of Unstable Conditions on Kinematics and Performance Variables in Young Handball Players


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The execution variability and outcomes found in throwing actions have received special attention in numerous studies in recent years. The aim of this study was to analyze the effect of an unstable condition on velocity, accuracy and kinematics of movement in the seven metres throw in handball. Twenty-five young handball players took part in an experiment, throwing towards a target on a stable and an unstable surface. Each participant performed 32 throws, 16 for each situation. Linear variability of the dominant hand was assessed by 3D Motion Tracking. A radar sports gun was used to record the velocity of the ball and the throws were video recorded to establish their accuracy. Results showed significant decreases in throwing velocity in unstable conditions, but these did not significantly affect the accuracy achieved in performance. Differences were also found in movement kinematics between the two throwing conditions and relationships were found between kinematics, velocity and accuracy.










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1 - 6 - 2015
10 - 7 - 2015


  • - Sport Research Center. Miguel Hernández University of Elche, Elche-Alicante (Spain).
  • - Sport Research Center. Miguel Hernández University of Elche, Elche-Alicante (Spain).
  • - Sport Research Center. Miguel Hernández University of Elche, Elche-Alicante (Spain).


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