Investigation of The Relationship Between Calf Circumference and Jumping, Speed, Agility in Young Male Basketball Players

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Cengizel E. , Cengizel Ç. Ö.

Journal of Sport And Health Research, vol.13, no.1, pp.33-42, 2021 (Journal Indexed in ESCI)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Title of Journal : Journal of Sport And Health Research
  • Page Numbers: pp.33-42


The aim of this study is to examine the relationship between calf circumference (CC) and jumping, speed, agility in young male basketball players. 80 young male basketball players (13-16 age group, the mean age is 14,0±1,3 years, body height is 175.4±10.4 cm and body weight is 68.4±13.9 kg respectively) voluntarily participated in this study. The body height, body weight and CC were measured and vertical & horizontal jump, 20 m sprint, Illinois agility test were performed by subjects. Pearson correlation test (significant level p<0,05) was used to determine the relationship between CC and some motoric characteristics. It was determined positive relationship between CC and vertical jump (r=0,328, p=0,003) and negative relationship was found between CC and speed (r=- 0,268, p=0,016). There was no relationship between CC and horizontal jump and agility performance. It was found that increasing of CC results in significant increasing of vertical jump and speed performance. It is suggested to apply the trainings to increase the CC to provide vertical jump and speed performance in young male basketball players.