Handball is a sport which is similar to many racquet sports, especially paddleball, except that the hand is used to strike the ball instead of a racquet. Handball can be physically demanding because of the frequent bursts of movement which occur during play. To play a good game of handball, one must learn the proper manner of striking the ball and the intricacies of handball strategy.
Handball Sport-specific applications
Handball Equipment required
Handball Applicable substitutions
Handball Reference sources, organizations and publications
Muscle groups used
Primary muscles: shoulders, latissimus dorsi, quadriceps, gluteus maximus, calves, hamstrings, forearms, obliques, abdominals (rectus abdominus), chest and tricepsAssistance muscles: biceps, trapezius, rhomboid and serratus anterior
Approximately 0.078 Calories per minute per pound of body weight
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