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Physiological profiles of Australian surf boat rowers

Citation

Fell, JW and Gaffney, PT, Physiological profiles of Australian surf boat rowers, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 4, (2) pp. 188-195. ISSN 1440-2440 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/S1440-2440(01)80029-3

Abstract

The physiological profiles of 17 open grade (OG) and 13 reserve grade (RG) male surfboat rowers (SBR) aged 19-44 years were determined and compared. Parameters investigated included anthropometry, agility, isometric strength, flexibility, rowing ergometer performance (MT), peak VO 2 and arterialised blood pH, lactate and bicarbonate. Means were compared using t-tests. Multiple regression analyses provided a number of models for the prediction of MT performance in SBR. The mean age, height, mass, and sum of eight skinfolds for SBR are; 26.2 (±5.9) years, 180.5 (±6.0) cm, 84.4 (±9.3) kg and 78.2 (±26.2) mm respectively. OG rowers were significantly different from RG for the parameters of ergometer performance (OG: 1360.2±42.9 m; RG: 1316.4±41.8 m), peak ventilation (OG: 174.2±17.2 L.min -1 ; RG: 154.8±22.1 L.min -1 ), and post exercise blood pH levels (OG: 6.98±0.07; RG: 7.04±0.07). Performance on a rowing ergometer successfully discriminates between OG and RG rowers with the best predictors of ergometer performance in SBR being height, peak ventilation, and post exercise pH.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Human Movement and Sports Science
Research Field:Exercise Physiology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Objective Field:Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being)
Author:Fell, JW (Associate Professor James Fell)
ID Code:33153
Year Published:2001
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:Health Sciences A
Deposited On:2005-06-27
Last Modified:2011-08-03
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