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Master of Science




Nolte, Volker


The aim of the study was to analyze the impact of environment, intensity and distance rowed on temporal variability of strokes and on knee angle variability. 11 participants rowed 2,000 m at high and low intensities on an ergometer and at high intensity in a single on-water. Data were collected at the beginning and at the end of each exercise. All the factors influenced significantly the temporal variability (respectively beta=-0.013 and p .007=; beta= 0.007 and p=.021; beta=0.06 and p=.028). The difference of visual information and the need of the rower to adapt to environmental factors might explain the greater temporal variability exhibited by the rowers while rowing on water. Participants exhibited a lower variability when rowing at high intensity which could be explained by increased difficulty of the task. Intensity and distance travelled did not influence significantly the variability of the knee angle on the ergometer.

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