Rowing performance of female and male rowers

C. C. Yoshiga, Mitsuru Higuchi

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This study evaluated the rowing performance of female and male rowers with regard to their body size. Body height, body mass, fat-free mass, maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max), and "2000-m" rowing ergometer performance were measured in 71 females (age range 18-24 years, height 153-173 cm, body mass 43-69 kg, fat-free mass 34-55 kg; VO2max 2.1-3.9 L min-1; 2000-m time 437-556 s) and 120 males (age 18-24 years, height 164-193 cm, body mass 58-95 kg, fat-free mass 50-81 kg; VO2max 3.4-5.6 L min-1; 2000-m time 378-484 s). Rowing performance was correlated to body height (r = -0.81, P < 0.001), body mass (r = -0.85, P < 0.001), fat-free mass (r = -0.91, P < 0.001), and VO2max (r = -0.90, P < 0.001). However, rowing time was slower in the females than in the males with a similar body height (by ∼10%) and body mass (by ∼9%), but the sex difference was smaller when the fat-free mass (by ∼4%) and VO2max (by ∼4%) were matched. This study suggests that individuals with large body size and aerobic capacity possess an advantage for a 2000-m row on an ergometer. However, among females and males the variation in body size and aerobic capacity cannot explain the entire sex difference in ergometer rowing performance.

ジャーナルScandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports
出版ステータスPublished - 2003 10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 公衆衛生学、環境および労働衛生
  • 理学療法、スポーツ療法とリハビリテーション
  • 整形外科およびスポーツ医学


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