Force/time characteristics in kayak races
- I'm currently completing my Masters thesis on the effects of slow- and
explosive-training on kayak sprint performance at Otago University, New
Zealand. The only paper I could find on Sportdiscus that measured force
characteristics of kayak strokes looked at the average force/time curve for
strokes over a 500-m race (Aitken and Neal, 1992). Does anyone know of any
published research investigating changes in force production patterns at
the start of the sprint vs. when at maximal speed?
I'd also be interested in hearing from anyone who has used on-water kayak
analysis systems during training or testing and observed sprint start force
Have any other researchers in rowing or running looked at differences in
force production at the start of races compared to when racers are at
I'd also be extremely grateful to anyone that could send/fax me a copy of
the following abstract that appeared in the Australian Conference of Science
and Medicine in Sport, NationalConvention Centre,Canberra 7-10 October
1997:abstracts, Bruce A.C.T., Sports Medicine Australia, 1997, p.208-209.
Logan,-P.-A; Baker,-J; Kelly,-B; Walker,-J. (1997). Force production
characteristics of top level sprint kayak athletes: on-water paddling versus
dry-land resistance training exercises - abstract
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- Dear David,
I am currently doing some about kayaking kinematics, paddle cycle and
The only bibliografy I have got about flat water kayaking are two old
articles and books:
1. Plagenhoef, Stanley
Biomechanical Analysis of Olimpic Flatwater Kayaking and Canoeing
Research Quarterly, 1979, Vol. 50, No. 3, pp 443-459
2. Mann, Ralph and Kearney, Jay
A biomechanical analysis of the Olympic-style flatwater kayak stroke.
Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 1980, Vol. 12, No. 3, pp
1. Andras Toro
CANOEING: An Olympic Sport.
Printed in the United States of America, 1986
The subject you are looking for is not too much in detail.
2. Csaba Szanto and Frank C Dallos.
Olympic Kayak and Canoe handbook.
Printed in the United States of America, 1987
The authors are hungarian.
This book is more for training.
3. Several spanish authors
Edited by the Spanish Olympic Committee, 1993.
This includes materiar (the subject you are looking for) from different
(russian and other) athors:
- Isourin, V. B.
- Ganzenko, V.
- Dolkin, A.
- Nikanorov, A.
- Herrero, E.
- Vauxel, H., Van Hoecke, J., Meunier, P.
- Lete, Y.
- Boudeau, A.
I could send copies of this material to you, if you are interested.
If you get some other information please share it with me.
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