Influence of muscle strength, power and rapid force capacity on maximal club head speed in male National Level golfers

Martin Juel Johansen*, Per Aagaard, Kasper Degn Gejl, Thue Kvorning, Jens Bojsen-Møller

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Abstract

This study investigated the relationships between maximal club head speed (CHS) and physiological and anthropometric parameters in 21 national-level male golfers (age: 21.9 ± 3.9 years; handicap: +1.1 ± 1.7). Maximal isometric strength (MVC) was measured during isometric mid-thigh pull and bench press, while MVC and rate of force development (RFD) were measured during isometric leg press. Power, lower limb stiffness, positive impulse, jump height and RFDdyn were measured during countermovement jump (CMJ). Moreover, rotational trunk power, active range of motion (AROM) and anthropometrics were determined. Comparisons were made between participants with high (FTG) and low (STG) CHS, respectively. FTG demonstrated greater isometric mid-thigh pull and isometric bench press MVC, leg press RFD, rotational trunk power, and CMJ parameters (except RFDdyn) as well as reduced hip AROM compared to STG (P 
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Sports Sciences
Volume41
Issue number9
Pages (from-to)912-924
ISSN0264-0414
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10. Aug 2023

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