Use of self-talk by runners to improve performance (new study) (Read 69 times)

Dr Coop

    Hello Runners! I thought you'd find this new study interesting. It showed a 6, 9 and 12% improvement in performance by runners utilizing a personalized self-talk strategy: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10413200.2020.1735574?journalCode=uasp20


    We did a little video overview of it if you prefer that format: https://youtu.be/lgsm-RXLqyA


    Hope it's helpful!



      It sounds interesting, but I believe nothing until I can read the full study (and often not even then), but alas no journal access. Is there another way to access this paper?


      Was the self-talk standardized? Were the runs all performed on the same day? If so, do you think there was a warm-up effect? Did you have runners who didn't self-talk? If not, could there be anything else confounding the effect (eg. weather, time of day, free donuts)? Do you think this can be generalized to longer distances - is there any evidence to support that? How robust is the supporting literature? What was the level of the runners? How many runners were there and was the study properly powered to find a difference? What was the minimum difference that you think were able to find with this study?