Children’s winter training in Kayak: a multilateral approach

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International Journal of Exercise Science: Conference Proceedings, Vol: 5, Issue: 2, Page: 12

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Vescovi, Marco, M.D.; Benzo, Serena, M.D.; Bronzini, Daniele; Bruttini, Flavia, M.D.; Mortara, Antonio; Nakou, Ioanna, M.D.; Vescovi, Monica, M.D.
Exercise Physiology; Kinesiology
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Children’s approach to Kayak as a sport takes place at about the age of ten. The winter weather conditions of the Northern Italian valley do not usually permit training at the river for a long period of time. Additionally the weather increases the risk of the boat to turn over in case of imperfect control. For this reason we have elaborated a training scheme in which going out on the boat starts in April when the temperature (both of the water and the atmosphere) begins to raise.