Analysis Of Injury Incidence Among Basketball And Handball Players By Special Designed Exercise Protocol

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Dr. Naseer Ahmad Bhat, Dr. Zahoor Ul Haq Bhat


Purpose: The purpose of the study is to assess the analysis of injury incidence among basketball and handball players by special designed exercise protocol.  Method: Forty (N = 40; 20 Basketball + 20 Handball) subjects were selected randomly as subjects and divided into two groups: experimental group (EXP = 20; 10 Basketball + 10 Handball) and Control Group (CON = 20; 10 Basketball + 10 Handball). EXP Group underwent special exercise training protocol and CON Group acted as control group. The experimental group was subjected to the training for three days in a week which is progressively increased to five sessions as the training progresses for the period of 8 weeks. The factors namely explosive strength and injury prevalence were measured by sargent jump test and injury rate assessment. The data were collected and tested from each subject before and after the training period and statistically analyzed by using analysis of covariance (ANCOVA). Results: The results of the study indicate that there was no significant change in explosive strength (F = 0.28) among experimental group when compared with the control group and there were significant changes in injury prevalence (F = 5.53) of basketball and handball players which shows significant difference among the groups. After training intervention showed 20.76% improvement in explosive strength and 60% reduction in injury prevalence were noticed in experimental groups after eight weeks of exercise designed protocol. Conclusion: We conclude that there was a significant improvement in experiment groups on selected factors namely explosive strength and injury prevalence of college level men basketball and handball players.

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