Effects of the learning of relaxation techniques in the practice of non-competitive swimming
Mònica Pintanel Bassets
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Pintanel Bassets, M. (2001). Effects of the learning of relaxation techniques in the practice of non-competitive swimming. Apunts. Educación Física y Deportes, 63, 15-19.
In general, people who learn to relax obtain obvious benefits in all areas or their lives. This study will try to show if this learning also has effects in the field or physical activity and sport and, to be more exact, in the practice or non-competitive swimming. We have carried out one single case where we taught a series or psychological techniques or relaxation and body consciousness, and we have evaluated in what way its application in a sporting context has been affected. The results show differences at two moments: a) before knowing the relaxation techniques and b) after applying them. So, before applying them, the subject trained in a more competitive way, forcing himself beyond the limit, and maintained an attitude focused on the results. On the other hand, after applying them, he swims noticing more the body sensations, takes pleasure room the process and distinguishes which are the muscles involved in the sporting movement and which not. The conclusions show that the practice or relaxation can also help in areas such as the prevention or injuries and advice in the period of sporting retirement.
Published: January 01, 2001
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