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A performance analysis of a Stand Up Paddle Board marathon race.
Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
  • Ben Schram, Bond University
  • Wayne Hing, Bond University
  • Mike Climstein, Bond University
  • James Furness, Bond University
Date of this Version
10-28-2016
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Journal Article
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Schram, B., Hing, W., Climstein, M., & Furness, J. (2017). A performance analysis of a Stand Up Paddle Board marathon race. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 31(6), 1552-1556.

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Abstract
Stand up paddle boarding (SUP) is a rapidly growing sport and recreational activity in which little scientific research exists. A review of the literature failed to identify a single article pertaining to the physiological demands of SUP competition. The purpose of this study was to conduct a performance analysis of a national level SUP marathon race. Ten elite SUP athletes (6 male, 4 female) were recruited from the Stand Up Paddle Surfing Association of Australia to have their race performance in the Australian Titles analyzed. Performance variables included SUP speed, course taken and heart rate, measured with a 15Hz GPS unit. Results demonstrated that there was a variation in distance covered (13.3km-13.9km), peak speed (18.8km/hr-26.4km/hr) and only moderate correlations (r=0.38) of race result to distance covered. Significantly greater amounts of time were spent in 5-10km/hr speed zones (p
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Ben Schram, Wayne Hing, Mike Climstein and James Furness. "A performance analysis of a Stand Up Paddle Board marathon race." Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research (2016) ISSN: 1533-4287
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/ben-schram/12/