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The effect of focus of attention on heart rate and performance while performing the wall sit

@inproceedings{Mr2013TheEO,
  title={The effect of focus of attention on heart rate and performance while performing the wall sit},
  author={Brown Mr. and Donna J Blake},
  year={2013}
}
The effect of focus of attention on heart rate and performance while performing the wall sit." (Fall 2013). i ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I owe an immense amount of gratitude to my family and friends for continually supporting and encouraging me throughout this multi-year process. If it were not for the continual nagging and kind reminders from my parents from month to month I'm not sure if I ever would have finished. I also owe my girlfriend Hannah Mae Sinclair many thanks for organizing and setting up my… Expand

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