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Resting toucher: a time and motion analysis of elite lawn bowls

Silk, Aaron J, Hammond, John and Weatherby, Robert P 2006, Resting toucher: a time and motion analysis of elite lawn bowls, Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 582-589.

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Title Resting toucher: a time and motion analysis of elite lawn bowls
Author(s) Silk, Aaron J
Hammond, John
Weatherby, Robert P
Journal name Journal of Sports Science and Medicine
Volume number 5
Issue number 4
Start page 582
End page 589
Total pages 8
Publisher Uludag University
Place of publication Turkey
Publication date 2006
ISSN 1303-2968
Keyword(s) Frequency
Mean duration
Heart rate
Energy expenditure
Summary Whilst numerous investigations have explored the physical demands placed upon competitive sportspeople from a wide array of sports little is known about the physical demands placed on lawn bowlers. The purpose of this study was to ascertain the movement activities of Australian representative singles and pairs players and to determine the frequency and duration of these activities. One match each of two male and two female players (one singles and one pairs player per gender) were videotaped during an international tournament. During playback of the videotaped matches (n = 4), a single observer coded the players’ activities into five distinct categories (waiting, walking forward, walking backward, jogging and bowling) using a computerised video editing system (Gamebreaker™ Digital Video Analysis System). Field calibration of players over 30m for forward motions and 15m for the backward motion was performed to allow for the estimation of total distance covered during the match. Heart rate was monitored during each match. The duration of a match was found to be (mean ± SD) 1hr 28 ± 15mins. The total distance covered during each match was 2093 ± 276m. The mean percentage of match time spent in each motion was: waiting, 61.8 ± 9.3%; walking forward, 22.3 ± 5.6%; walking backward, 2.0 ± 0.4%; jogging, 1.1 ± 0.5%; and bowling, 8.5 ± 4.2%. Average heart rate was found to be 57 ± 7% of age-predicted HRmax with a maximum of 78 ± 9% of age-predicted HRmax. The results of this study suggest that playing lawn bowls at an international level requires light-moderate intensity activity similar to that reported for golf.
Notes Presented at the 8th Australasian Conference on Mathematics and Computers in Sport, 3-5 July 2006, Queensland, Australia
Language eng
Field of Research 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2006, University of Uludag
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30062029

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