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University of Tehran
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Background: The external focus of attention is one of the most important variables in motor learning and performance.
Objective: The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of different ways of operationalizing the external focus of attention (i.e., instructional self-talk, instruction, and augmented feedback) on the performance and acquisition of the overarm throw among male students.
Methods: Sixty students (16.43 ± 1.12 years) were voluntarily and randomly divided into four groups of
15. After the pre-test, the groups performed at the five-session acquisition stage (each session with 6 blocks) in each group and the retention and transfer test was performed one day after the acquisition test.
Results: The results showed that the instructional self-talk group had better performance in acquisition, retention,and transfer than other groups.
Conclusion: The findings also showed that the external
with instructional self-talk is the best-preferred
method to use the advantage of the external focus of attention.
Type of Study: Research | Subject: 2. Motor control
Received: 2020/10/18 | Accepted: 2020/10/19 | Published: 2020/11/5

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