• America’s Cup sailing: Biomechanics and conditioning for performance in grinding

      Pearson, Simon Nathaniel (Auckland University of Technology, 2009)
      Grinding is integral to tacking and gybing manoeuvres in America’s Cup sailing. Grinding is a standing position cyclic upper body task requiring manual arm cranking of winches, which control movement of the mast and sails. ...
    • Assessing agility in netball players

      Hewit, Jennifer Kate (Auckland University of Technology, 2011)
      Determinants of agility performance include change of direction factors (technical and physical qualities) and perceptual/decision-making factors. This thesis aimed to address the gap in agility literature by developing a ...
    • Strength testing and training of elite rowers

      Lawton, Trent William (Auckland University of Technology, 2012)
      In the quest to optimise 2000-m rowing performance, various weight-training protocols have been incorporated into preparation plans for rowers, despite beneficial evidence for such practice remaining unclear. Subsequently, ...