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John Sproule
University of Edinburgh
PsychologyPedagogyCoachingPhysical educationMedicine
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#1Ray Bobrownicki (University of the West of Scotland)H-Index: 2
#2Alan MacPherson (Edin.: University of Edinburgh)H-Index: 6
Last. John Sproule (Edin.: University of Edinburgh)H-Index: 22
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Abstract Objectives To date, research concerning analogy and explicit instruction has focused on motor learning (i.e., change or development over many learning trials) with limited attention directed toward acute performance considerations. Accordingly, the present study examined the short-term, differential effects of analogy and explicit instructions on motor control. Methods and design Employing a within-subjects semi-counterbalanced design, 20 novice adult participants performed a dart-throw...
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#1Andrew Murray (Edin.: University of Edinburgh)H-Index: 10
#2Alec Buttfield (VU: Victoria University, Australia)H-Index: 4
Last. Anthony P. Turner (Edin.: University of Edinburgh)H-Index: 4
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Abstract Objectives It is commonplace to consider accelerometer load and any resultant neuromuscular fatigue in training programs. With these data becoming accepted in sport alongside wellness questionnaires this study aimed to investigate if a deeper analysis of the accelerometry data can provide actionable insight into training-induced disruptions. Design Accelerometer data from Collegiate American Football athletes (n = 63) were collected during training and matches across a regular season. M...
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#1Xiang Zhao (Edin.: University of Edinburgh)
#2Anthony P. Turner (Edin.: University of Edinburgh)H-Index: 4
Last. Shaun Phillips (Edin.: University of Edinburgh)H-Index: 6
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#1Twinkle Xinling Chua (Edin.: University of Edinburgh)
#2John Sproule (Edin.: University of Edinburgh)H-Index: 22
Last. Wendy Timmons (Edin.: University of Edinburgh)H-Index: 1
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: Extant attentional focus research has largely examined movement tasks that are outcome-focused (e.g., height of jumps, force production, and number of successful turns) with fewer studies of the movement quality or form of an aesthetic discipline (e.g., dance, gymnastics, and ice-skating). In this study, both movement form and outcomebased measures were used to assess the performance of a pirouette. Thirteen skilled dancers performed pirouettes on a force plate under three trial conditions: co...
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#1Raymond Bobrownicki (University of the West of Scotland)H-Index: 1
#2Dave Collins (UCLan: University of Central Lancashire)H-Index: 24
Last. Alan MacPherson (Edin.: University of Edinburgh)H-Index: 6
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Tse, Wong, and Masters (2017) recently published a study that indicated that analogy instruction may help older adults acquire resilient motor skills that require reduced cognitive processing compared to traditional explicit instruction. Although we do not dispute that analogy learning may prove useful for this population, in this commentary, we contend that there are methodological issues in this research—which are shared with previous studies comparing analogy and explicit instruction—that pot...
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#1Andrew Murray (Edin.: University of Edinburgh)H-Index: 10
#2Hugh H.K. Fullagar (UTS: University of Technology, Sydney)H-Index: 11
Last. John Sproule (Edin.: University of Edinburgh)H-Index: 22
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Abstract Objectives Establish current practice and attitudes towards recovery in a group of Division-1 Collegiate athletes from North America. Design A 16-item questionnaire was administered via custom software in an electronic format. Participants 152 student athletes from a Division-1 Collegiate school across 3 sports (Basketball, American Football, Soccer). Main outcome measures The approaches and attitudes to recovery in both training and competition. Results Sleep, cold water immersion (CWI...
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#1Anne Martin (Glas.: University of Glasgow)H-Index: 11
#2Josephine N. Booth (Edin.: University of Edinburgh)H-Index: 11
Last. David H. Saunders (Edin.: University of Edinburgh)H-Index: 17
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Background: The global prevalence of childhood and adolescent obesity is high. Lifestyle changes towards a healthy diet, increased physical activity and reduced sedentary activities are recommended to prevent and treat obesity. Evidence suggests that changing these health behaviours can benefit cognitive function and school achievement in children and adolescents in general. There are various theoretical mechanisms that suggest that children and adolescents with excessive body fat may benefit pa...
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#1Wendy Timmons (Edin.: University of Edinburgh)H-Index: 1
#2John Sproule (Edin.: University of Edinburgh)H-Index: 22
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#1Wendy Timmons (Edin.: University of Edinburgh)H-Index: 1
#2John Sproule (Edin.: University of Edinburgh)H-Index: 22
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#1Wendy Timmons (Edin.: University of Edinburgh)H-Index: 1
#2John Sproule (Edin.: University of Edinburgh)H-Index: 22
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