The Impact of Hand Grip Strength Exercises on the Target Shooting Accuracy Score for Archers

Süreyya Yonca Sezer


The purpose of this research is to investigate the impact of hand grip strength exercises on the target shooting accuracy score for male archers. Thirty male archers (n1=15, 19.85±1.35, n2=15 19.71±1.31) ranging 18-20 years old were included in our study from the archery team of the city of Elazig, department of youth sports.

The experiment group has been through our exercise program one hour/day, three days/week for a duration of 12 weeks. Same tests and measurements (age, height, weight, heart beat rate at rest, heart beat rate at exercise, hand grip strength, sit-up, pull-up, push-up, target shooting accuracy test) have been performed for assessment during the week before and during the week after the exercise program.

Kruskal Wallis H test and t test are used to analyze the variation in the strength test results. Regression analysis is used to study the impact of strength exercises on the target shooting accuracy scores. Statistically, we observe that the hand strength grip exercise performed on the experiment group has significant impact on the hand grip strengths (before exercise 63.21±5.81, after exercise 75.12±5.80) (p=0,001) and the target shooting accuracy scores (before exercise 58.21±4.72, after exercise 69.12±3.24) (p=0,001).

Finaly, we can conclude that the hand grip strength and its exercise have significant value in archery and that hand grip strength exercise is one of the factors that improve the target shooting accuracy scores positively.

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