The Relationship between Hand/Arm and Leg Strengths with Hand/Foot Reaction Time
CitationUcan, I. The Relationship between Hand/Arm and Leg Strengths with Hand/Foot Reaction Time. Abstracting/Indexing, 330.
The aim of this study is to determine whether there is a relationship between hand/arm and leg flexion and extension strengths of elite athletes as well as back and general leg strengths and reaction times. From various branches, 29 health y elite male athletes between 18 25 years old participated in the study. Flexion and extension strengths in hand/arm and leg, back and general leg strengths were measured with Lafayette Manuel muscle test device, while back and general leg strengths were m easured with TAKKEI (brand) dynamometer, and reaction times were measured with the device developed by Agirbas et. al. (2019). The relationship between the values of the athletes was examined with “Bivarite Pearson Corelattion” test. The results were int erpreted at the significance level of .05. Statistically, significant relationships were determined between right hand extension strengths and right hand visual reaction times of the athletes while sitting, between left hand flexion strengths and left hand auditory reaction times while sitting, and between general leg strengths and all reaction times. In the study, it was concluded that flexion and extension strengths do not affect reaction time but there is a negative sided strong relationship between gene ral leg strengths considered as the resultant Strengths and all the leg reaction times. Keywords: Flexion Strength, Extension Strength, Hand Reaction Time, Foot Reaction Time