Functional movement screening and paddle-sport performance
Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
The purpose of the study reported here was to determine the relationship between an endurance paddle-sport athlete’s total functional movement screening (FMS) score and individual race performance. Fifty elite level endurance canoeists and kayakers completed the seven-stage FMS protocol prior to the 2016 United States Canoe and Kayak Association National Championship race. Time taken to finish the race was then associated to overall FMS score and respective sub-scores. Total FMS score and various sub-scores were significantly related to race performance. Female and male athletes differed in which sub-scores were shown to be significantly correlated to finishing time. Outcomes from this study indicate that limitations in functional movement are related to endurance paddle-sport race performance.
Canoeists, Kayakers, Endurance sports, Functional movement screening
Hatchett, A., Allen, C. R., St. Hilaire, J., & LaRochelle, A. (2017). Functional movement screening and paddle-sport performance. Sports, 5(2), 37. https://doi.org/10.3390/sports5020037