A systematic review of research on outrigger canoe paddling and racing

Canyon, Deon V., and Sealey, Rebecca (2016) A systematic review of research on outrigger canoe paddling and racing. Annals of Sports Medicine and Research, 3 (5). 1076.

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Purpose: Research on outrigger canoe paddling performance is in its infancy and only began in the late 1990s. This paper systematically identified and reviewed previously published peer-reviewed articles and theses, and summarized the findings with the aim of defining the current state of knowledge on the sport.

Method: Using a systematic review, searches were conducted on PubMed MEDLINE, Academic Search Premier, Cochrane Library databases and Google Scholar for articles published up to June 2014. A standard systematic review process was applied to sift abstracts and full texts to obtain and extract data on study characteristics, measurements and recommendations.

Results: Twenty-seven articles by eleven lead authors were identified. There was fairly close consensus on anthropometrics, peak physiological measurements, stroke variables, injury prevalence and paddle design. Most non-injury studies relied on small data sets and had limited statistical power.

Conclusions: The results identified in this review provide a starting point for more systematic research that identifies and quantifies performance predictors in outrigger canoe racing.

Item ID: 44691
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2379-0571
Keywords: biomechanics, peak performance, sports injury, OC1, OC6
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Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2016 22:37
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