Bigger Arms For Harder Throws

Bigger Arms For Harder Throws What gives elite female water polo players an edge when it comes to high-velocity shots on goal? According to a study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, taller players with a wider reach and thicker arms have a tendency to throw the ball with greater velocity. Scientists measured the physical characteristics of 21 offensive players, 17 centers and 8 goalkeepers from 4 Spanish teams to come up with this hypothesis.

True Strength Moment: You can't change your height or arm span, but you can develop greater muscle mass and strength. That's true whether you happen to be a male or female athlete. For tips on what to work on if you're competing in a college-level taekwondo championship, read today's Performance Blog at
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