Biofeedback and Sports Science by Jack H. Sandweiss (auth.), Jack H. Sandweiss, Steven L. Wolf

By Jack H. Sandweiss (auth.), Jack H. Sandweiss, Steven L. Wolf (eds.)

There is a brand new breed of athletic trainer within the academic area. whereas on talking engagements world wide, i have en­ couraged coaches to leap "head first" and fast into activities technological know-how. the reason being uncomplicated. With new digital commu­ nication platforms approaching the marketplace virtually day-by-day, athletes can get legitimate and trustworthy details to assist them maximize activities abilities, and this data can come quicker than so much coaches may be able to convey. Coaches have traditionally rejected so much activities technological know-how efforts in prefer of traditional"seat of the pants" platforms, yet now there's a new form of athlete who's asking questions by no means ahead of provided to the trainer. expert athletes are separately looking for activities scientists for solutions to their specific difficulties. tales look day-by-day within the media approximately athletes making quantum jumps in functionality because of their organization with activities scientists. The tidal wave is construction and nobody can cease it-not even the carrying items undefined. "High-tech" athletic apparatus is now a needs to in approximately each game. huge carrying items businesses have approximately long past bankrupt due to rivals' new "high-tech" prod­ ucts. ix X FoREWORD The tail is wagging the puppy. expert, novice, and weekend athletes alike are difficult technical solutions of our activities leaders, and they're going in different places if the proper solutions usually are not to be had. The variety of Olympic athletes vacationing our Coto learn middle in California is staggering.

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Future retrospective analyses could then be utilized to help ferret out those factors common to all defined athletic movements. At that time, appropriate experiments could be designed to test relevant hypotheses. The current practice of imposing a hypothesis-testing model in this area may be premature. REFERENCES Boring, E. G. A history of experimental psychology. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1950. Brown, C. C. ). Methods in psychophysiology. Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins, 1967. Budzynski, T.

Temperature biofeedback (peripheral or rectal) might be very useful to prepare an athlete to deal with a hot environment. Similarly, HR response might be utilized, given the fact that HR increases 1 beat/min for every 1°C increase in ambient temperature. Safety as well as race performance might be enhanced by psychological intervention during competition in warm environments. Altitude. Another variable that perturbates psychophysiological response (V02) to exercise is altitude (Squires & Buskirk, 1979).

In light of the current status in sport physiology, described earlier, there is a need to develop a conceptual framework that brings these two sportrelated technologies closer together (Figure 2). Thus, the primary emphasis of this chapter will be to utilize "perception," a psychological construct, in a specific application to "exertion," a physiological phenomenon. There is a large body of literature on "perceived exertion" as originated by Gunner Borg (1962) a Swedish psychologist. This concept is not easily adapted to physiological or biomechanical biofeedback.

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