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Akbari Niaz Abadi S, Azimkhani A, Aminzadeh R. (2023). The Effect of Mental and Physical Training on Meta Cognitive Beliefs and Sports Performance of Elite Karate Athletes. IJMCL. 5(2), 35-45. doi:10.61186/ijmcl.5.2.35
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Imam Reza International University (AS) , amin.azimkhani@imamreza.ac.ir
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Background: The purpose of this research was the effect of mental and physical training during the training period on the metacognitive beliefs and sports performance of elite karate athletes. Methods: The statistical population of all the elite karate practitioners of Mashhad was between 17 and 20 years old, and 30 karate practitioners were randomly replaced in two groups of 15 people, physical-psychological training and control. The current research was of semi-experimental type and pre-test-post-test research design with control and experimental groups. In order to collect data, sports performance questionnaires and metacognitive beliefs (McQ_30) were used. After filling the questionnaires in the pre-test, the exercise program was implemented for 14 sessions of 90 minutes (every other day) for each group. During this period, the physical training group (control) only did physical training and did not receive any mental training. After the training sessions, the questionnaires were completed again. Analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) method was used to test the hypotheses. Results: The findings showed; Mental and physical exercises have a positive effect on the metacognitive beliefs and sports performance of elite karate athletes and have improved the cognitive beliefs and sports performance of the athletes. Conclusion: The conclusion is that the use of technical staff who are proficient in the field of sports psychology and training systems in all stages of an athlete's life can. In addition to the health of a sports community, it should lead the youth towards public sports and eventually become a champion athlete with a strong physical and psychological approach.

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  • Performance of elite karate athletes is affected by both physical and mental factors.
  • Mental and physical exercises have a positive effect on the metacognitive beliefs and sports performance of elite karate athletes.

Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: 1-3. Sport Psychology
Received: 2023/02/6 | Accepted: 2023/05/24

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