The role of rotational mobility and power on throwing velocity

Document Type

Journal Article


Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Place of Publication

United States


Faculty of Health, Engineering and Science


School of Medical and Health Sciences




Originally published as: Talukdar, K., Cronin, J., Zois, J., & Sharp, A. P. (2015). The role of rotational mobility and power on throwing velocity. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 29(4), 905-911. Original article available here


Abstract: Talukdar, K, Cronin, J, Zois, J, and Sharp, AP. The role of rotational mobility and power on throwing velocity. J Strength Cond Res 29(4): 905–911, 2015—Sound rotational power and mobility are an integral component in functional performances, such as throwing and striking. The purpose of this study was to examine the role of rotational power and mobility on cricket ball–throwing velocity. Eleven professional cricketers and 10 under-19 club-level cricketers performed the chop and lift, seated and standing cricket ball throw, seated and standing side medicine ball throw, and seated active thoracic rotation range of motion (ROM) and hip rotation ROM on one occasion. Participants were divided into 2 groups (fast and slow) based on their standing cricket ball–throwing velocity. The seated and standing cricket ball throw on the dominant side was significantly different (p < 0.00) between fast and slow throwers (11.03 and 10.7 km·h-1, respectively). Muscular performance measures, such as bilateral thoracic rotation ROM, hip external rotation ROM on the dominant side, and force and work required in the chop, were significantly different (p