The effect of attentional focus on running economy

@article{Schuecker2009TheEO,
  title={The effect of attentional focus on running economy},
  author={L. Schuecker and N. Hagemann and B. Strauss and Klaus V{\"o}lker},
  journal={Journal of Sports Sciences},
  year={2009},
  volume={27},
  pages={1241 - 1248}
}
Abstract In research on motor control, the detrimental effect of an internal focus of attention on movement execution of well-learned motor skills is a frequently replicated finding. This experimental study was designed to determine whether this effect is observed with physiological variables during endurance exercise. We examined whether the focus of attention can influence running economy (oxygen consumption at a set running speed). Trained runners had to focus their attention on three… Expand
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