TWO FORMS OF IMAGERY
Biddle, S. H. (1985). Mental preparation, mental practice and strength tasks: a need for clarification. Journal of Sports Sciences, 3, 67-74.
". . . mental practice of weightlifting skills may take place many minutes before physical performance, but the lifter may then switch to a psyching strategy just before the lift itself." (p. 71)
Learning-imagery [imagery used to enhance the instructional process] is more involved in symbolic representation and reinforcement of previously learned motor skills while performance-enhancement imagery is best used as a more immediate pre-performance strategy.
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