The effects of focus of attention on the learning of the clean weightlifting technique in novices

Adrian Rodriguez Rivadulla, Tim Lawrenson, Ezio Preatoni

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of different focus of attention (FOA) feedback on the learning of the clean weightlifting technique. Sixteen participants naive to the task were divided into two groups (external and internal FOA) and attended three sessions of learning. Bar and lifter kinematics were measured prior to and after learning, and retention and transfer tests were performed seven days after protocol completion. Internal FOA feedback promoted greater reduction of the distance between the bar and the lifter’s body, whereas both types of feedback were found to be equally effective at modifying hip, knee and ankle flexion/extension patterns in the pulling phases of the lift. There seems to be insufficient evidence to advise coaches to choose one type of FOA feedback exclusively, as each approach could target different needs/stages of learning.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 36th International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports (2018) Auckland, New Zealand, September 10-14, 2018
Number of pages4
Volume1
Publication statusAcceptance date - 12 May 2018
Event36th International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports - AUT Sport Performance Research Institute, Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 10 Sep 201814 Sep 2018
Conference number: 36
https://sprinz.aut.ac.nz/isbs-2018

Conference

Conference36th International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports
Abbreviated titleISBS 2018
CountryNew Zealand
CityAuckland
Period10/09/1814/09/18
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