Event Title

Normative data for female Division II rowers on adjusted 5K score times

Start Date

12-2-2010 12:00 AM

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Objective. To collect normative data for female Division II rowers on adjusted score times based on time divided by coefficient for weight. To determine potential based on body weight composition. Background. Collegiate rowing comes down to seconds during competition. Power can be undermined by weight in a boat by the means of drag. There is an accepted formula for determining how to adjust 5K rowing times in relationship to body weight. There is currently no normative data on Division II rowers. Methods. Thirty- 17 one collegiate rowers completed a 5K rowing time on a trainer. Body weight and Body composition were recorded. Pre-ranking times were recorded. A formula was used to factor body weight. Post formula ranking was recorded. Body composition was examined to determine times if the rower reduced body fat to 15%. Results. The average 5K time was 2:12.9, the average body fat was 16.5%. Rowers are ranked from 1 to 31 based on time ratings. Once weight adjusted times are calculated many rowers moved up or down as many as 10 spots. Statistical analysis is still being performed on the data. Further detailed results will be completed by December 2009. Conclusions. Normative data were recorded for a Division II University. A follow-up study now needs to be completed including all Division II schools. This would provide high school students an idea of the range of competition and would allow student goals if they desire to compete in the Division II rowing category. Grants. None.

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Normative data for female Division II rowers on adjusted 5K score times

Objective. To collect normative data for female Division II rowers on adjusted score times based on time divided by coefficient for weight. To determine potential based on body weight composition. Background. Collegiate rowing comes down to seconds during competition. Power can be undermined by weight in a boat by the means of drag. There is an accepted formula for determining how to adjust 5K rowing times in relationship to body weight. There is currently no normative data on Division II rowers. Methods. Thirty- 17 one collegiate rowers completed a 5K rowing time on a trainer. Body weight and Body composition were recorded. Pre-ranking times were recorded. A formula was used to factor body weight. Post formula ranking was recorded. Body composition was examined to determine times if the rower reduced body fat to 15%. Results. The average 5K time was 2:12.9, the average body fat was 16.5%. Rowers are ranked from 1 to 31 based on time ratings. Once weight adjusted times are calculated many rowers moved up or down as many as 10 spots. Statistical analysis is still being performed on the data. Further detailed results will be completed by December 2009. Conclusions. Normative data were recorded for a Division II University. A follow-up study now needs to be completed including all Division II schools. This would provide high school students an idea of the range of competition and would allow student goals if they desire to compete in the Division II rowing category. Grants. None.