Razmumov, S. A., & Saburov, P. S. (1978). Psychophysiological substantiation of the regimens of precompetitive preparation of ski-jumpers. Theory and Practice of Physical Culture, 9, 35-39.
Types of personality, specifically extroverts and introverts, were related to the precompetition behaviors of ski-jumpers over several days.
Thus, depending upon the classification of personality, precompetition regimens differed. Extroverts gradually reduced activity while introverts increased it as the competition neared.
Implication. Each athlete needs a special preparatory program to perform well. It would be erroneous to recommend common preparations for many athletes because their individual needs would not be accommodated with appropriate activities.
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