The Comparison of Lower and Higher Extremity Anaerobic Power Capacities of Indoor Athletes

  •  Aydin Senturk    


The objective of this study is the comparison of lower and higher extremity anaerobic power capacities of indoor athletes. 25 handball players (13 females, 12 males), 22 basketball players (10 females, 12 males) and experimental control group (10 females, 13 males, total 23), it means 70 athletes from amateur leagues participated in the research. Lower extremity anaerobic powers of participants were measured by wattbike pro power bike. Higher extremity anaerobic powers of participants were measured by myotest.

Data statistics were done by Windows SPSS 22.0. For dispersion of averages and standart deviations, descriptive statistics methods were used. In order to see the effects of gender and branch variances of participants on lower and higher extremity, Two-Way Manova analysis was used. Moreover, in order to see differences clearly, Screen Plot graphics were performed. In higher extremity measurements analysis, for 3 higher extremity values except velocity, male participants had higher averages than female participants do (p < 0.05). Based on Pairwise Comparisons results for branches, both Power Wkg and Power Max W kg values, handball participants had significant higher averages than control group participants did (p < 0.05). For lower extremity variances, female participants had lower averages than male participants. For Powermass values, handball players had higher averages than control group did. For Powerpeak and Power Average variances, control group participants had significant lower averages than both basketball players and handball players did (p < 0.05). For all values, there were no significant differences between handball and basketball players, except male height measurements (p > 0.05).

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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-5250
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-5269
  • Started: 2012
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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