Title

Comparison Between the Left and Right Shoulder Range of Motion During a Supine Dumbbell Fly Press

Faculty Sponsor

Kelly Helm

College

Arts and Sciences

Department/Program

Kinesiology

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Symposium Date

Spring 5-3-2019

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to compare the range of motion in the right and left shoulders, while performing a supine dumbbell fly press. Hypothesis one stated there would be a significant difference in the range of motion in the right and left shoulder. Participants included 13 (M=8; F=5) traditional college aged students who did not have current shoulder injuries. Data consisted of video recording a supine dumbbell fly press. Analysis of shoulder range of motion was completed on Dartfish Human Motion Analysis. A paired sample t-test indicated no statistically significance difference in right and left shoulder range of motion with p= 0.511. The hypothesis is therefore rejected. The second hypothesis was there would be a significant difference in the torque between right and left shoulders. A paired sample t-test indicated a significant difference in the right and left shoulder torque with p = 0.045. Hypothesis two is accepted. While range of motion may not be significantly different between right and left shoulders while performing the supine dumbbell fly press, a significant difference in torque at the shoulder is present.

Biographical Information about Author(s)

Abigail Johnson became interested in exercise science at an early age. She was active in athletics at a young age and continued on throughout high school. In her junior year, she noticed a difference in the range of motion in the shoulder during the supine dumbbell fly press in her biomechanics class. She is interested in learning more about the shoulder and the effects of limb dominance on range of motion.

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