International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Comparative Studies | Physiotherapy | India | Volume 13 Issue 6, June 2024 | Rating: 5.9 / 10


Comparison of Hand Grip Strength in Cyclists and Age and Gender Matched Non-Cyclists in Central Mumbai Using Jamar Hand Held Dynamometer - A Comparative Study

Riddhi Thakkar | Dr. Apeksha Deshmukh


Abstract: Background: One of the most commonly practiced forms of physical activity by society at large is cycling. While riding a bicycle, the hand grip turns out to be especially crucial for performance and the ability to remain upright under challenging situations and uneven surfaces. Cyclists are subjected to perform repetitive actions which include prolonged handlebar holding, changing gears, and using hands and fingers to squeeze the brake together. Handgrip strength is important in cyclists as it relies on continuous use of digit and wrist flexors in holding the handlebar while cycling. Due to paucity of articles showing the relationship between prolonged cycling leading to change in hand grip strength, this research focuses on how cycling affects and influences the hand grip strength among cyclists and comparison of hand grip strength among cyclists and age and gender matched non-cyclists in Central Mumbai using Jamar hand held dynamometer. Aim and objective: To assess and compare the left and the right-hand grip strength between cyclists and age and gender matched non-cyclists in Central Mumbai using Jamar hand-held dynamometer. Method: This is a comparative study that involves participants between the age of 18 years to 30 years using convenience sampling. The participants were seated in comfortable seating position on a standard chair without arm-rests. Jamar hand dynamometer was used to check the grip strength. The participants were asked to squeeze the dynamometer with maximum effort thrice in succession and the best value of the three was used. Grip strength was assessed for right and left hand in cyclists and age and gender matched non-cyclists. The data was then tested for normality and statistical analysis was performed using SPSS software (v29.0.2.0). Result: The overall research shows that there is a statistically significant difference in both the right and left hand grip strength values in cyclists and age and gender matched non-cyclists with non-cyclists left and right hand grip strength being less than cyclists left and right hand grip strength. Conclusion: On basis of our analysis our study concludes that there is a statistically significant difference in the left and right hand grip strength between cyclists and age and gender matched non-cyclists respectively. Non-cyclists showed reduced left and right hand grip strength in comparison to cyclists.


Keywords: Cyclists, Non-cyclists, Handgrip strength, Jamar hand held Dynamometer


Edition: Volume 13 Issue 6, June 2024,


Pages: 1525 - 1531



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