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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2016, Vol. 3, Issue 5, Part H

Effect of psycho-physiotherapeutic approach in enhancing performance among elite archers


Author(s): Namrita Dhillon, Narkeesh Arumugam, Harprit Kaur and Shefali Gambhir

Abstract: Background of Study: Archery is a game of precision and focus. Pre-competition anxiety and stress decreases the focus as well as concentration in archers. Furthermore, the irregularities in shoulder strength training program during training sessions will influence their performance. Thus, the purpose of the present study is to determine the effect of Psychological Skill Training program along with Strength Training of shoulder stabilizers in enhancing the performance in elite archers.
Method: Elite archers (n=30) were screened on the basis of inclusion and exclusion criteria. The subjects were allocated using Simple Random Sampling Method into Experimental and Control Group. The treatment protocol was administered on experimental group which consists of psychological skill training along with strength training of shoulder stabilizers and in Control group only conventional training program given by their coaches were administered. Baseline and Post-Intervention data was collected using MIQ-R, Bull’s MSQ, SCAT, AAPHER and Digital Strain Gauge.
Results: The Results of the present study indicate that there was significant increase in the performance of elite archers in the Experimental Group than in Control Group. There was significant improvement in MIQ-R, Bull’s MSQ, SCAT, AAPHER and Digital Strain Gauge.
Conclusion: It has been concluded that Psychological Skill Training along with Strength Training of Shoulder Stabilizers plays a major role in enhancing performance of elite archers by improving their mental skills and self confidence, decreasing pre-competition anxiety and increasing the strength of shoulder stabilizers.


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How to cite this article:
Namrita Dhillon, Narkeesh Arumugam, Harprit Kaur, Shefali Gambhir. Effect of psycho-physiotherapeutic approach in enhancing performance among elite archers. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2016;3(5):449-453.
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