Special Issue "Physiology of Paddle Sports"
A special issue of Sports (ISSN 2075-4663).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 May 2020).
Interests: exercise; performance; fitness; functional movement; non-pharmacuetical performance aids
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Paddle sports have remained a popular form of physical activity and fitness for decades. Historically, rowing, canoe and kayak racing have been the mainstays in paddle performance events. Within the past few years, paddle sports have grown in popularity, with stand-up paddle boarding leading this growth. Prone paddling has also seen dramatic rise in participation in the recently. There are multiple events athletes can choose to compete in for each discipline. Each type of paddle sport offers unique physiologic demands. These demands can be emphasized based upon the event an athlete is competing. Although the amount of research available examining rowing is relatively robust, there is limited research available examining other paddle sports. With a strong foundation of research in rowing, novel techniques and strategies have been applied to enhance performance. Additionally, as competition in all paddle sports grows the need for evidence based practice in an effort to better understand the mechanisms driving outcomes is important.
The goal of this Special Issue is to add to the body of research for these popular and quickly growing sports. Original research, meta-analysis, reviews, and brief reports examining the physiology of paddle sports are welcomed.
Prof. Dr. Andrew Hatchett
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