A SYSTEM FOR THE EVALUATION OF ON-WATER STROKE FORCE DEVELOPMENT DURING CANOE AND KAYAK EVENTS

  • J. P. Stothart
  • F. D. Reardon
  • J. S. Thoden

Abstract

Sport practitioners, including coaches and athletes of a wide variety of sport disciplines, are becoming more and more aware of the value of recording and analysing the real time data correlates of the force output of the athlete under competitive conditions. In no other comparable onwater sport is the relationship between absolute force development and the manner of its production and application more critical to the final outcome of the event than in flatwater canoe and kayak, particularly in multiple athlete events (Plagenhoef, 1979; Mann and Kearney, 1980).
Published
2008-04-19