The Effect of Cognitive and Somatic Psyching-up Techniques on Isokinetic Leg Strength Performance. Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstract This study compared the effects of both cognitive and somatic psyching-up techniques on isokinetic strength performance. The subjects, 45 non-strength-trained men (ages 24.7+/-3.6 yrs), were randomly assigned to one of three groups: positive statements (PS-cognitive), relaxation-visualization and autogenic training (RVA-somatic), or control (no treatment). Knee extensor strength was measured on an isokinetic dynamometer before and after four sessions of psychological intervention. The control group showed a significantly …

publication date

  • January 1, 1995