Mechanical efficiency of rowing a single scull

D. Nozaki, Yasuo Kawakami, T. Fukunaga, M. Miyashita

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Abstract

To determine the mechanical of rowing, oxygen uptake and mechanical work rate were measured during rowing a single scull under windless conditions. Steady-state pulmonary oxygen uptake was determined as a function of boat velocity (v (m · s-1)) in 5 subjects. Oxygen uptake (l · min-1) increased as 0.065 v2.99. Workrate in two subjects was determined as a function of v by measuring the force applied to the oar and its angular velocity. Work rate (w) was expressed as 3.85 v3.25. From these equations, mechanical efficiency (%) was expressed as 17 v0.262. Thus, mechanical efficiency increased from 20% at 2 m · s-1 to 24% at a boat velocity of 4 m · s-1.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)251-255
Number of pages5
JournalScandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports
Volume3
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

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Mechanical efficiency of rowing a single scull. / Nozaki, D.; Kawakami, Yasuo; Fukunaga, T.; Miyashita, M.

In: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, Vol. 3, No. 4, 1993, p. 251-255.

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Nozaki, D, Kawakami, Y, Fukunaga, T & Miyashita, M 1993, 'Mechanical efficiency of rowing a single scull', Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 251-255.
Nozaki, D. ; Kawakami, Yasuo ; Fukunaga, T. ; Miyashita, M. / Mechanical efficiency of rowing a single scull. In: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports. 1993 ; Vol. 3, No. 4. pp. 251-255.
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