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Asymmetry in volume between dominant and nondominant upper limbs in young tennis players

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posted on 2008-08-01, 00:00 authored by I Rogowski, Gaele Ducher, O Brosseau, C Hautier
This study aimed at demonstrating the asymmetry in volume between the dominant and nondominant upper limbs in tennis players, controlled for maturity status. Upper limb volumes on both sides were calculated in 72 tennis players and 84 control subjects, using the truncated cone method. The participants’ maturity status was determined using the predicted age at peak height velocity (PHV). The results showed significant larger side-to-side asymmetry in volume in tennis groups than
in control groups. These findings suggested that, even before PHV, specific-sport adaptations occurred in the dominant upper limb in tennis players.

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Journal

Pediatric exercise science

Volume

20

Issue

3

Pagination

263 - 272

Publisher

Human Kinetics

Location

Champaign, Ill.

ISSN

0899-8493

eISSN

1543-2920

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2008, Human Kinetics, Inc.

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