Dynamic Imagery May Improve Results
Pilates instructors who emphasize good form and movement quality through use of “dynamic imagery” cues have more evidence to share with clients about the effectiveness of this cuing style.
High jumpers who used imagery depicting perfect form while performing an actual jump improved their movement quality in a small study. This preliminary evidence provides support for the theory that dynamic imagery—the use of imagery while a movement is being executed—may be a valuable addition to training for complex motor skills.
Researchers from the University of Lyon in Lyon, France, conducted the study, which appeared in Behavioral and Brain Functions (2013; 9 , 8; doi: 10.1186/1744-9081-9-8).
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