PHYSIOLOGICAL DETERMINANTS NOT ALL THAT IMPORTANT IN SLALOM PADDLING
Kearney, J. T., McDowell, S., Litschert, J., & Fleck, S. (1994). Physiological determinants of performance is slalom paddling. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 26(5), Supplement abstract 670.
Although some relationships were identified between physiological factors and performance, variables other than those tested (30-sec upper body Wingate; 3 min post lactate; body composition; anthropometric profile; 10 m flat water sprint; grip strength; pulmonary function; post-race lactates) are major determinants of slalom paddling.
Implication. When training elite slalom paddlers, physiological conditioning will not be the capacity that discriminates good from lesser performers.
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