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Table 4 Relationships between physical fitness components and throwing/shooting (hand-based) sport-specific technical skills from studies with fair or good methodological quality with low ROB

From: The Relationship Between Physical Fitness Qualities and Sport-Specific Technical Skills in Female, Team-Based Ball Players: A Systematic Review

Physical fitness measuresAssociated with technical skillNot associated with technical skillSummary conclusion
# relationships assessed from each studyStatistical association# relationships assessed from each studyn/N outcome (%)Practical interpretation
Agility measures1 [55]+7 [55]1/8 (13%)No association
Balance measures1 [93]+7 [93]1/8 (13%)No association
Body composition measures3 [67], 4 [60], 4 [65], 8 [64], 15 [63]+/−1 [60], 2 [65], 6 [66], 17 [91], 70 [58], 244 [64]34/374 (9%)No association
Cardiorespiratory fitness measures0N/A2 [65], 14 [58]0/16 (0%)No association
Coordination measures1 [55]2 [93], 19 [55]1/22 (5%)No association
Flexibility measures1 [91]+/−1 [91], 20 [66]1/22 (5%)No association
Muscular strength measures1 [65], 1 [67], 1 [68]+1 [65], 2 [59], 2 [93], 4 [82], 14 [58], 16 [66]3/42 (7%)No association
Power measures1 [68], 3 [59], 4 [58], 4 [65]+2 [60], 11 [59], 122 [58]12/147 (8%)No association
Speed measures2 [65]2 [65], 14 [58]2/18 (11%)No association
  1. Coding: n/N number of significantly associated relationships divided by total number of relationships. # number of relationships reported with study reference number in brackets. Statistical association: + positive statistical correlations, negative statistical correlations, +/− includes both positive and negative statistical correlations. Practical interpretation: no association (≤ 33% of total relationships are significantly associated). Note: Relationships removed from data synthesis due to poor methodological study quality and/or high risk of bias included the following categories: balance (36 relationships [57]); muscular strength (2 relationships [54], 6 relationships [62], 3 relationships [94])