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Percept Mot Skills. 2014 Oct;119(2):478-94. doi: 10.2466/29.PMS.119c25z2.

Self-talk functions: portrayal of an elite power lifter.

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1 Texas A & M University-Kingsville.

Abstract

The study presents the results of a case study with a repeated data collection design: a recent and former world champion power lifter provided weekly e-mails, during approximately 6 mo. of training and competition, with a description of his 'self-determined self-talk.' The instruction used for self-talk (ST) mentioned its associations with emotions, staying focused, maintaining motivation, and improving exercise skills. The obtained e-mails were coded using categories indicating functions of 'self-determined self-talk' mainly based on previous literature. The frequency of the functions during training and competition were compared and discussed following the qualitative research tradition.

PMID:
25349890
DOI:
10.2466/29.PMS.119c25z2
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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