• Andreas Sebastian Gladov
4. semester, Sports Science, Master (Master Programme)
The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship between the tests included in the Danish Handball Federations(DHF) physiological profile and selected handball specific tests. 14 male handball players (age 20.6 ± 2.1 years; height 191 ± 6 cm; weight 91 ± 5.2 kg) participated in the study. Over the course of two days the players completed the tests included in DHF’s physiological profile (5-Repetition maximum bench press(5RMBP), 5-repetition maximum squat(5RMS), agility test, 3000m and brutal sit-ups test) as well as three selected handball specific tests (jump height, throwing velocity and sprint ability). Pearson correlation coefficients were calculated between the tests included in the DHF’s physiological profile and the handball specific tests. The p ≤ 0.05 criterion was used for establishing statistical significance. Results showed a strong significant correlation between the 3000m test and sprint ability at 5(r = .6), 10(r = .68) and 20m(r = .64). As well as between the agility test and 5m sprint(r = .58). In conclusion, the present study demonstrated that performance in the 3000m test is strongly associated with sprint ability while performance in the agility test is strongly associated with 5m sprint. This suggests that coaches and players may use the 3000m and agility test for evaluating sprint ability. They may also benefit from incorporating middle distance running into their training regime for improving sprint performance.
Publication date6 Jun 2019
Number of pages19
ID: 305189024