The study was able to obtain good regression models indicating quantitative relationships between grip strength and the velocity as well as the distance of throws, something that the literature does not seem to have done recently.Sports therapy covers the prevention of injuries and the use of sports and exercises sciences to prepare participants for training, competition, and work (University of Central Lancashire 2010). On the other hand, the Vermont Chiropractic amp. Sports Therapy (2009) pointed out that sports therapy focuses on the prevention and treatment of injuries resulting from training and participation in athletic events. O’Gorman (2009, p. 7) clarifies however that sports therapy is part of sports medicine where, in the United Kingdom, around 3,500 individuals are practitioners out of the 99,000 involved in the broader area of sports medicine.The improvement of the grip and lower arm strength is an important concern in sports therapy especially because several studies have associated the former with strong links in health, general well-being, and various sports (Johansen-Berg et al. 2002. Gale et al. 2007). Sports promote awareness of the need to strengthen the handgrip and lower arms and, consequently, the awareness as well as the strengthening themselves promotes health and well-being.Several sports are associated with the strengthening the handgrip and the lower arm. One such sport, for instance, is baseball. The several throws involved in baseball can promote the strengthening of the handgrip and lower forearms. At the same time, handgrip strength and strength in general probably promote good performance in the game.
Effects of Grip and Lower Arm Strength Training on Throwing Velocity