oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Psychological preparation for a low intensity marathon squash event
|Article Title||Psychological preparation for a low intensity marathon squash event|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Sports Medicine|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Psychology, University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg.|
|Publication Date||Nov 1997|
|Pages||12 - 16|
|Keyword(s)||Arousal control, Attention control, Cognitive-relational-motivational approach, Goal directedness, Level of anxiety, Manage monotony, Mental imagery, Meta-cognitive skills, Paratelic meta-motivational states, Reported fatigue, Reported relaxation, Sensory distortions, Sensory habituation, Sleep deprivation and Team building|
This case study descriptionbes the psychological preparation and intervention in a low intensity marathon event. A successful attempt was made on a world squash playing marathon record, and although the players were assisted by other professionals, it was decided to report the contribution of the psychological intervention. A holistic approach based on the individual needs of the players was designed, and the particular use and application of relaxation, imagery and re-interpretation of stimuli and responses is descriptionbed.
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