The kind of boats ploughs divided into kayak and canoe, both subdivided into kayak will be where (k1), two (k2) and four people (k4) and canoe will be one (c1), two (c2) and four people (c4). In the canoe the athlete stands on his knees and you donate the paddling motion unilateral without side alternation. This study sought you evaluete the body posture in sings to sleep of the elite athletes of the sport canoe, participants in the brazilian championship canoeing to flatwater 2010 in the senior category with mean aged of 23,4 years (3,6 standard deviation) and 8,2 years of mean teams you the practice sports (2,6 atandard deviation).

And throught the personal questinnaire was found significant prevalence of physical pain the unilateral a result of stroke. Oserv was also great muscle asymmetry and because of these problems was proposed flexibility and weight training exercises based on literature and scientific studies the postural a means of prevention of deviations and muscle imbalances. Key-Worlds: canoeing, canoe, postural assessment, muscle assymmetry. Introduction The canoagem of speed had its first participation in olmpicos games in Berlin, 1936. Since then it came if becoming highly competitive a esportiva modality. The tests are disputed in lakes or rivers with calm waters in a space delimited in nine rays with length of 1000, 500 and 200 meters, having been 1000 and 200 meters olmpicas distances.

The boats are divided in caiaque and canoe, disputed individually, in pairs and quartetos. In caiaque the athlete if locates seated and rows bilaterally with one rows of two shovels. Already in the canoe the athlete rows solely kneel with one of the knees supported on the boat and to another leg to the front, using only one shovel with movements of a side.