COMPARATIVE RESEARCH ON THE STROKE RHYTHM OF MEN AND WOMEN KAYAKERS IN THE INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
Keywords: kayak, stroke rate, rhythm, time proportion
AbstractThe text studied the stroke rate and rhythm of men and women kayakers in the world cup competition on the base of defined division of time phase for each stroke. It is found that the time proportion of the pull and air-work phase in the two sides of men kayakers are both 65% to 35%, while the time proportion of the same phase in the right-side of women kayakers is 66% to 34%, and that in the lefl-side is 69% to 31%; the power time proportion in the right-side of men kayakers is 40% and in the left-side is 41 %, while that in the right-side of women kayakers is 39% and in the lefl-side is 41 %. Men kayakers command a better symmetry and consistency between the left and right side in stroke rhythm than women kayakers. Men kayakers increase the stroke rate mainly accompanied with shortening the air-work time proportion while womenkayakers mainly with shortening the pull time proportion.
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