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The Imagery of Success part 03: Motor Imagery in Practice

The Imagery of Success part 03: Motor Imagery in Practice

In the Imagery of Success parts 01 and 02 we discussed the basics of motor imagery – what it is, and the different types.  Please review those blogs before diving in to part 03 below. Think of an Onion Researchers suggest several methods to ensure athletes both...
The Imagery of Success part 02: Types of Motor Imagery

The Imagery of Success part 02: Types of Motor Imagery

In part 01 of this series we explained that motor imagery leverages sensory predictions that take place prior to actual movements.  In part 02, we explain several types of motor imagery athletes can learn to improve performance. Two different types of imagery pertain...
The Golden Era and the Early Deception

The Golden Era and the Early Deception

Figure skating is an early specialization sport.  One reason is that figure skaters must develop extremely complex motor skills on an unfamiliar surface (the ice).  The jumps, spins, and even the basic skills require many years of training to master.  I will say this...