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Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Department of Graduate Psychology
Coaching in many forms, the most prevalent being in vivo coaching, helps to improve the performance of athletes across sports and exercise. The most natural next step in coaching is coaching through technology as opposed to in person; also known as virtual coaching. The present study examined the relative utility of two forms of virtual coaching on improving Olympic lift performance; video modeling and video feedback. A multiple baseline design across participants was used where one group of participants received the video modeling intervention first, then video feedback, then both, while the second group received the video feedback intervention first, then video modeling, then both. Based on visual analysis, video modeling appeared to improve lift performance more so than video feedback, but less than the combined effects of video modeling and video feedback. The results suggest that video modeling could be a viable option for gym owners to implement in their gyms to allow for more coaching of athletes not involving a trainer.
Santos, Julia M., "The effects of virtual coaching on olympic lift performance" (2016). Masters Theses. 86.
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