Open Access Thesis
Master of Science (MS)
Health Promotion and Human Performance
Anthony Moreno, Ph.D, Chair
Andrew Cornett, Ph.D.
Geffrey Colon, Ph.D.
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether there is a significant correlation between heart rate (HR) and rate of perceived exertion (RPE) in rowing, how athlete perception of pre-race anxiety relates to HR and RPE, and how these variables change between practice and competition. Four subjects were tested over the course of their rowing season for somatic and cognitive anxiety, self-confidence, HR, and RPE in three different 2000 meter racing conditions: indoor ergometer, on-water racing, and on-water practice. There was no correlation between HR and RPE, and only maximum HR showed a difference between trial types. Studying more subjects and ensuring the same number of each type of trial would enhance the results of this study.
Krengel, Katherine Skrlj, "Influence of athlete heart rate, rate of perceived exertion, and anxiety in rowing practice and competition" (2014). Master's Theses and Doctoral Dissertations. 570.