Impact of Explosive Strength on Shot Speed in Handball
Keywords:handball, explosive strength, shot speed, structure, influence
Shooting is among the most important elements of the handball game that determine the success of the result. The aim of this research was to examine the impact of explosive strength on the shot speed of handball players. The sample of participants consisted of 20 handball players, aged 18 to 30 ± 0.3 years. The sample of measuring instruments consisted of five variables for evaluating explosive strength and four variables for evaluating shot speed in handball. The impact of explosive strength on shot speed in handball was determined using linear regression analysis. The results showed that the space of explosive strength is dominantly defined by the vertical jump test (VJ), while the latent space of shot speed is defined by the variable of jump shot with direct arm swing (SSD). Applying linear regression confirms that there is a statistically significant impact of explosive strength on shot speed in handball.