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Passive range of motion of the hips and shoulders and their relationship with ball spin rate in elite finger spin bowlers

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posted on 02.07.2019, 14:47 by Liam Sanders, Steve J. McCaig, Paul Felton, Mark King
Objectives: Investigate rotational passive range of motion of the hips and shoulders for elite finger spin bowlers and their relationship with spin rate. Design: Correlational. Methods: Spin rates and twelve rotational range of motion measurements for the hips and shoulders were collected for sixteen elite male finger spin bowlers. Side to side differences in the rotational range of motion measurements were assessed using paired t-tests. Stepwise linear regression and Pearson product moment correlations were used to identify which range of motion measurements were linked to spin rate. Results: Side to side differences were found with more external rotation (p = 0.039) and less internal rotation (p = 0.089) in the bowling shoulder, and more internal rotation in the front hip (p = 0.041). Total arc of rotation of the front hip was found to be the best predictor of spin rate (r = 0.552, p = 0.027), explaining 26% of the observed variance. Internal rotation of the rear hip (r = 0.466, p = 0.059) and the bowling shoulder (r = 0.476, p = 0.063) were also associated with spin rate. Conclusions: The technique and performance of elite finger spin bowlers may be limited by the passive range of motion of their hips and shoulders. The observed side to side differences may indicate that due to the repetitive nature of finger spin bowling adaptive changes in the rotational range of motion of the hip and shoulder occur.

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England and Wales Cricket Board.

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  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Published in

Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport

Volume

22

Issue

10

Pages

1146-1150

Citation

SANDERS, L. ... et al, 2019. Passive range of motion of the hips and shoulders and their relationship with ball spin rate in elite finger spin bowlers. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 22 (10), pp.1146-1150.

Publisher

Elsevier © Sports Medicine Australia

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This paper was accepted for publication in the journal Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport and the definitive published version is available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2019.04.012

Acceptance date

30/04/2019

Publication date

2019-05-07

Copyright date

2019

ISSN

1440-2440

Language

en

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