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Lisa McDermott

This paper builds upon an earlier exploratory discussion about the term physicality that called for conceptual clarity regarding our theoretical understanding and use of it within the context of women’s lives. In light of fieldwork conducted, physicality is suggested to be the complex interplay of body perception, agency, and self-perception. This article focuses on examining one feature of this construct by assessing the relevance of body perception to two groups of women’s experiences of their physicalities through two differently gendered activities: aerobics and wilderness canoe-tripping. Pivotal to this has been qualitatively understanding the lived-body as experienced and understood by the women. In-depth interviews and participant observation were used to explore the meaning and significance these women derived from experiencing their bodies/themselves through these activities. Of specific interest was understanding the effects of these experiences in terms of shaping their understandings of their physicalities particularly beyond that of appearance. Central to this has been apprehending the physically and socially empowering effects of these experiences, especially at the level of their identity. Through the data analysis, body perception was found to be relevant to the women’s physical activity involvement in two distinct ways: as a factor initiating activity involvement and as a perception emerging through the experience. In turn, these differing perceptions of the body were found to impact diversely upon their physicalities, either broadening them or contributing to alternative ways of understanding them.

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Ben Schram, Wayne Hing and Mike Climstein


Stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) is a rapidly growing sport and recreational activity for which only anecdotal evidence exists on its proposed health, fitness, and injury-rehabilitation benefits. Participants: 10 internationally and nationally ranked elite SUP athletes.


Participants were assessed for their maximal aerobic power on an ergometer in a laboratory and compared with other water-based athletes. Field-based assessments were subsequently performed using a portable gas-analysis system, and a correlation between the 2 measures was performed.


Maximal aerobic power (relative) was significantly higher (P = .037) when measured in the field with a portable gas-analysis system (45.48 ± 6.96 mL · kg−1 · min−1) than with laboratory-based metabolic-cart measurements (43.20 ± 6.67 mL · kg−1 · min−1). There was a strong, positive correlation (r = .907) between laboratory and field maximal aerobic power results. Significantly higher (P = .000) measures of SUP paddling speed were found in the field than with the laboratory ergometer (+42.39%). There were no significant differences in maximal heart rate between the laboratory and field settings (P = .576).


The results demonstrate the maximal aerobic power representative of internationally and nationally ranked SUP athletes and show that SUP athletes can be assessed for maximal aerobic power in the laboratory with high correlation to field-based measures. The field-based portable gas-analysis unit has a tendency to consistently measure higher oxygen consumption. Elite SUP athletes display aerobic power outputs similar to those of other upper-limb-dominant elite water-based athletes (surfing, dragon-boat racing, and canoeing).

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Pierre-Olaf Schut and Antoine Marsac

, relate, rappelle des premières dans différentes activités de nature. Pour donner plus de portée à notre propos, nous veillerons à multiplier les appuis dans des pratiques différentes (canoë, alpinisme, spéléologie. . .) et à des moments différents pendant les deux derniers siècles. Les généralités qui en

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Johanna S. Rosén, Victoria L. Goosey-Tolfrey, Keith Tolfrey, Anton Arndt and Anna Bjerkefors

Para Vaʼa is a canoeing sport performed in a Polynesian outrigger canoe, propelled by a single-blade paddle on flat or open water, by athletes with physical impairments. Para Vaʼa makes its debut as a Paralympic sport at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games after the International Paralympic Committee

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Øyvind Sandbakk, Guro Strøm Solli and Hans-Christer Holmberg

distance also appears in some upper-body-dominant modes such as canoeing and double-poling cross-country skiing, whereas the sex differences in kayaking are relatively constant at 12% to 13%. In the sprint events of these 2 sports (ie, 200-m kayaking and canoeing), the differences are 19% and 23

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Maria Heikkilä, Raisa Valve, Mikko Lehtovirta and Mikael Fogelholm

–20 years old. The three main sports among the participants were cross-country skiing ( n  = 53 coaches and n  = 111 athletes), orienteering ( n  = 13 and n  = 110), and biathlon ( n  = 6 and n  = 38). Other sports were endurance running and racewalking, triathlon, cycling, swimming, rowing, and canoeing

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Milena M. Parent, Michael L. Naraine and Russell Hoye

, it’s not as highly contested as running for public office or anything like that, but there is a level of performance expected from our volunteers.” (Canoe Kayak Canada representative) “The Executive Board or Congress may, from time to time, establish committees (standing and [ad hoc]), and

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Julian North, David Piggott, Alexandra Rankin-Wright and Michael Ashford

in national surveys (e.g.,  MORI, 2004 ). There were 47 sports represented in the sample—the top 10 were football (12%), swimming (8%), bowls (7%), rowing (5%), netball (5%), athletics (5%), cricket (5%), gymnastics (5%), rugby union (5%), canoeing (3%), and golf (3%). Compared with other U

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Geoffrey T. Burns, Kenneth M. Kozloff and Ronald F. Zernicke

canoeing, crew, riding, swimming, and sailing All activities except archery, canoeing, riding, shuffle-board, weight lifting Badminton, baseball/softball, basketball, dance, football, handball, hockey, lacrosse, racquetball, speedball, speedaway, squash, tennis, and track and field Basketball, dance

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Kate Hovey, Diana Niland and John T. Foley

learning of skills and gave students opportunities to engage in group dynamic skills included: canoeing, map and compass, and other skill instruction; a day trip to a local mountain; camping instruction by setting up a mock camp site, which included cooking a meal and completing various camp chores