Aim of this study was to compare relation between maximal anaerobic power output and 2,000 m test on rowing ergometer and relation between 6,000 m test and 2,000 m on rowing ergometer. It can be assumed that 2,000 m performance on rowing ergometer will significantly correlate with maximal anaerobic power output and 6,000 m performance. A group of 9 welltrained rowers (age: 18.3 years ± 2.8 years, sport age: 4.9 years ± 3.7 years, weight: 78.9 kg ± 12.2 kg, height: 182.3 cm ± 7.6 cm) performed three tests in 1 week to determine maximal anaerobic power, 6,000 m and 2,000 m performance on Concept 2 model D rowing ergometer. A value of simple maximal stroke out of 10-second all-out test with drag factor set to 200 was taken as a measure of maximal anaerobic power. Drag factor for 6,000 m and 2,000 m test was set individually. Average power during these tests was record. Research showed that both maximal anaerobic power and 6,000 m test correlated with 2,000 m test on rowing ergometer significantly (rmap = 0.93 p < 0.01, r6k = 0.95 p < 0.01). Maximal anaerobic power and 6,000 m tests seem to be good predictors for 2,000 m score on rowing ergometer. However, maximal anaerobic power test can be used to monitor rowing performance during specific training cycle instead of longer and more demanding 6,000 m test.
1. BOURDIN, M. et al., 2004. Peak power output predicts rowing ergometer performance in elite male rowers. International journal of sports medicine. 25: 368-373.
2. FIKERSTRAND, A. & K. SEILER, 2004. Training and performance characteristics among Norwegian international rowers from 1970 - 2001. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports. 14: 303-310.
3. INGHAM, S. A., G. P. WHYTE, K. JONES et al., 2002. Determinants of 2,000 m rowing ergometer performance in elite rowers. European Journal of Applied Physiology. 88: 243-246.
4. HAGERMAN, F. C., M. C. CONNORS, G. R. GAULT & W. J. POLINSKI, 1978. Energy expenditure during simulated rowing. Journal of Applied Physiology. 45: 87-93.
5. HAGERMAN, F. C. & R. S. STARON, 1983. Seasonal variations among physiological variables in elite oarsmen. Canadian Journal of Applied Sport Sciences. 8: 143-183.
6. LARSSON, L. & A. FORSBERG, 1980. Morphological muscle characteristics in rowers. Canadian Journal of Applied Sport Sciences. 5: 239-244.
7. MCNEELY, E., 2009. Peak Power: The limiting factor to rowing performance [Online] published 20.1.2009, The Peak Centre for Human Performance in Canada https://peakcentre.wordpress.com/2009/01/20/peak-power-the-limiting-factor-torowing-performance/
8. NOLTE, V., 2011. Rowing Faster, Second Edition. Human Kinetics, pp. 71-78 and 163-167.
9. REICHMAN, S., R. ZOELLER, G. BALASEKARAN, F. GOSS & R. ROBERTSON, 2002. Prediction of 2,000 m indoor rowing performance using a 30 s sprint and maximal oxygen uptake. Journal of Sport Science. 20: 681-687.
10. ROTH, W., E. HASART, W. WOLF & B. PANSOLD, 1983. Untersuchungen zur Dynamik der Energiebereitstellung während maximaler Mittelzeitausdauerbelastung. Medicine in Sport. 23: 107-114.
11. ROTH, W., P. SCHWANITZ, P. PAS & P. BAUER, 1993. Force-time characteristics of the rowing stroke and corresponding physiological muscle adaptations. International Journal of Sports Medicine. 14: 32-34.
12. SCHICKHOFER, P., 2010. Faktory podmieňujúce výkon na 2 000 m na veslárskom trenažéri [Determining factors of 2,000 m performance on rowing ergometer]. Telesná výchova & šport. 20(3): 25-27.
13. STEINACKER, J. M., 1993. Physiological aspects of training for rowing. International Journal of Sports Medicine. 14: 3-10.