Psychophysical training specifics in sport tourism

Psychophysical training specifics in sport tourism


Dr.Hab., Professor G.N. Golubeva1
Postgraduate student V.Y. Smurchkov1
PhD, Associate Professor А.I. Golubev2
1Volga Region State Academy of Physical Culture, Sport and Tourism, Kazan
2Naberezhnye Chelny Institute (branch) of Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University, Naberezhnye Chelny

The study considers general and special psychophysical training methods applicable in modern sport tourism and their management priorities to build up and improve the sport-specific psychophysical qualities and skills for success in sport tourism. The training methods and tools include improvement of response indices; postural control; and movement freedom and attention developing exercises with different apparatuses; plus Schulte-Platonov’ and Patrick Kelly’s training systems; mountaineering; flushing (indoor trainings); ideomotor trainings; trekking route modeling practices with case missions in natural environments; cross-country trekking training tours with case routes etc. 14-17 year-old tourists (n=34) were subject to the psychophysical training model testing experiment completed at ‘Prostor’ Children’s Tourism Center in Kazan. The psychophysical training model was found beneficial as verified by the sample progress in the following four key aspects: sensorimotor response indices; mental process test indices; technical and tactical skills; and competitive success indices.

Keywords: sport tourism, psychophysical training, program, means.


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