Precompetitive conditioning model for cross-country skiers

Precompetitive conditioning model for cross-country skiers


Dr. Sc. Philos., Professor G.M. Biryukova1
Dr. Hab., Professor E.G. Singurindi2
Dr. Hab., Professor S.M. Ashkinazi1
PhD G.V. Sytnik1
1Lesgaft National State University of Physical Education, Sports and Health, St. Petersburg
2St. Petersburg State Forestry Engineering University name after S.M. Kirov, St. Petersburg

Objective of the study was to test benefits of a new precompetitive conditioning model for cross-country skiers.
Methods and structure of the study. We sampled for the precompetitive conditioning model testing experiment the 13-14-year-old cross-country skiers (n=20) and split them up into Experimental and Reference Groups of 10 people each, with the Reference Group training being traditional, and the Experimental Group training complemented by the precompetitive conditioning model.
Results and conclusion. The precompetitive conditioning model was tested beneficial as verified by the pre- versus post-experimental progress tests of the Experimental and Reference Group; and may be recommended for application for the prestart fever control and competitive mental conditioning purposes with or without other traditional precompetitive conditioning tools.

Keywords: precompetitive conditioning, precompetitive state, competitive season, psycho-pedagogical support service, cross-country skiers, mental conditioning.


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