Assessing the Effectiveness of Self-Talk Interventions on Endurance Performance

  title={Assessing the Effectiveness of Self-Talk Interventions on Endurance Performance},
  author={Ryan A Hamilton and David Scott and Michael P. MacDougall},
  journal={Journal of Applied Sport Psychology},
  pages={226 - 239}
Self-talk in sport has been widely researched with somewhat conflicting results (Van Raalte et al., 1995; Perkos et al., 2002). The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of three different self-talk interventions on endurance performance. Participants were nine cyclists who performed a 20-minute cycling ergometer workout two times per week for five weeks. At each workout participants were requested to cycle as far as possible. A multiple-baseline design was utilized, which after… 
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