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Published: 17 January 2022

240 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198852261

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Continuous Improvement

Intertwining Mind and Body in Athletic Expertise

John Toner, Barbara Montero, and Aidan Moran

  • An examination of how top athletes and performers engage their minds to not only maintain but advance their skills after expertise has been achieved
  • Moves away from the idea that optimal execution is automated or 'mindless' and considers the conscious processes and bodily awareness in play during peak performance
  • Brings together theory and empirical findings from a wide range of disciplines including psychology, sociology, philosophy, and cognitive science, as well as exploring phenomenological accounts from high-level performers
  • Presents a model of expertise and provides practical examples of how the research can be applied by coaches, trainers, and athletes to improve training and performance

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