CIGDEM BULGAN1, GULFEM ERSOZ2, BERGUN MERIC BINGUL3, SAMI MENGUTAY1, MENSURE AYDIN3
1Halic University, School of Physical Education and Sports- Istanbul, Turkey - 2Ankara University, Faculty of Sports Sciences- Ankara, Turkey - 3Kocaeli University, School of Physical Education and Sports- Kocaeli, Turkey
The aim of this study was to identify the angular kinematic variables of the catch and aerial phases, affecting success in kayaking techniques on ergometer for 200m. Twelve kayakers from Turkish National Team (9 males, mean age: 20±3,6 years; mean height: 178,5± 4,6cm; mean mass: 78±9,06kg; mean training age: 6,3±2.7years and 3 females, mean age: 18±1,7years; mean height: 169,3± 9,07cm; mean mass: 57,9±12,4kg; mean training age: 2,3±0.7years) were participated to this study as voluntarily. Kayakers performed 200m paddling performances and these performances were recorded to the computer directly. All kinematic variables from catch phase and aerial phase of the start and end of the performance were calculated by using SIMI Reality Motion System GmbH (Version 8.5.7) program and evaluated by SPSS 18.0 (SPSS Inc., Chicago, IL, USA). Findings of the study showed that, significant dif- ferences were found in knee joint angular movement in exit phase and elbow angular velocity in aerial phase (p<0.05). In conclusion, it should be noted that the creation of a chain movements from the lower limbs; kayakers should stay away from inconsistent angular movements and keep the body posture stable with correct angular position to get an economic stroke.
Biomechanics, Kayak Ergometer, 200m Kayaking