EFFECTIVE IMAGERY IN WEIGHT LIFTERS
Baroga, L. (1973). Influence on the sporting result of the concentration of attention process and time taken in the case of weight lifters. In Proceedings of the 3rd World Congress of the International Society of Sports Psychology: Volume 3. Madrid, Spain: Instituto Nacional de Educacion Fisica Y Deportes.
Characteristics of the imagery and attentional activities of weight lifters (N = 446) from 37 different countries at national and international competitions (1966-1972) were reported. Data were obtained by interviews and supplemented with information from doctors and trainers.
Implication. Mental imagery has to fully replicate a performance and be of sufficient intensity to cause minor motor responses. This feature has to be learned so that the imagery becomes a consistent skill.
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