Validity and Reliability of an Isometric Row in Quantifying Maximal Force Production in Collegiate Rowers
The objective of this study was to examine the relationship between a maximal isometric strength test with a maximal dynamic strength test. The main outcome was to evaluate the isometric test to determine if it was a valid and reliable measurement tool for testing and monitoring of rowing athletes. Collegiate Division 1 rowers were tested on measures of maximal dynamic and isometric strength on 2 occasions separated by 14 days. Thirty-two female athletes (age: 19.9 11.0 years; height: 168.2 ± 7.6 cm; body mass: 71.3 as13.2 kg) participated in this study. Although the isometric test had greater reliability, both tests displayed good-to-excellent reliability (intraclass correlation coefficient = 0.79-0.92). Strong correlations were present for the relationship between isometric and dynamic strength tests (r = 0.76-0.82, p =
Pineda, D., Hudak, J., Bingham, G. E., & Taber, C. B. (2023). Validity and reliability of an isometric row in quantifying maximal force production in collegiate rowers. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. Doi: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000004445
Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
Online ahead of print, January 2023.
At the time this article was research and written Diana Pineda was a graduate student of Kinesiology and Exercise Science at Sacred Heart University.