Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10497/21665
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Heart rate variability
Mental skills
Biofeedback
Shooting
Psychophysiology
Issue Date: 
2018
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Ortega, E., & Wang, J. C. K. (2018). Effectiveness of an integrated mental skills and biofeedback training program on sport shooters. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 49(1), 35-54.
Abstract: 
As winning margins narrow in competitive elite sports, the management of psychological and physiological states are critical to ensure optimal performance, especially in closed skill accuracy sports. This intervention study examines the effectiveness of an integrated mental skills and biofeedback training program on fifty air rifle and air pistol shooters from a school air weapons team. The experimental group participated in an intervention program focused on self-talk, relaxation, imagery, and automaticity (or routines), together with HRV biofeedback training. Post-intervention, the experimental group had significantly higher pre-performance HRV and had higher scores for self-talk, relaxation, imagery, and automaticity compared to the control group. Although shooting scores improved at the end of the intervention, the increase was not statistically significant but has great practical implications in elite sport. The improvement in HRV together with the higher shooting scores post-intervention shows improved psychophysiological control which was translated into better performance.
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This is the final draft, after peer-review, of a manuscript published in International Journal of Sport Psychology.
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0047-0767 (print)
1147-0767 (online)
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The dataset for this journal article is available in the NIE Data Repository at https://doi.org/10.25340/R4/E3V7Z0
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