sport psychology…….
“Unpleasant physical sensations during maximal exercise may manifest themselves as negative cognitions that impair performance, alter pacing, and are linked to increased rating of perceived exertion. This study examined whether motivational self-talk could reduce rating of perceived exertion and change pacing strategy, thereby enhancing 10-km time-trial cycling performance in contrast to neutral self-talk.”
“Motivational self-talk improved endurance performance and enabled a higher power output, whereas neutral self-talk induced no change.”
“The valence and content of self-talk are important determinants of the efficacy of this intervention. These findings are primarily discussed in the context of the psychobiological model of pacing.”
M.J.Barwood, et al
Improvement of 10-km Time-Trial Cycling With Motivational Self-Talk Compared With Neutral Self-Talk
International Journal Of Sports Physiology & Performance…..Volume 10 #2, March 2015…..page166