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By Stephen Jones, Tom English, Nick Cain, David Barnes

ISBN-10: 1909715123

ISBN-13: 9781909715127

This new version will comprise tales, anecdotes, interviews and photographs from the 2013 Lions journey, the debatable and highly intriguing attempt sequence that witnessed the Lions maximum triumph for sixteen years. For one hundred twenty five years the British & Irish Lions have stood out as a peerless logo in international game. This distinctive account of the easiest from the 4 domestic countries examines each journey within the Lions' historical past, together with the successful 2013 travel to Hong Kong and Australia, informed within the players' phrases. 'Behind the Lions' sees 4 esteemed rugby writers from all of the domestic countries delve to the guts of what it ability to be a Lion, interviewing an enormous array of former and present avid gamers to discover the eagerness, satisfaction and pleasure skilled whilst donning the recognized pink jersey. it's a story of heart-break and ecstasy, humour and poignancy that's immediately inspirational, relocating and totally compelling. this is often the tale of the British & Irish Lions - of their personal phrases.

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Perceptual training A number of perceptual training methods have the potential to improve the pattern recall/ recognition, anticipation, and decision-making skills of athletes, although the efficacy of these 9 INTRODUCTION different approaches is only quite recently being examined experimentally. g. only kinematic information) are made available presentations of the actual probabilities with which particular opponents choose different play options; and use of virtual environments. The preliminary evidence is promising that at least some of the key perceptual attributes can be trained; however, a major challenge is that expertise in many aspects of performance appears to be largely acquired implicitly, without the direct conscious (or verbalizable) knowledge of the performer (see Masters, Chapter 7).

G. balance) can lead to improvements in these attributes, these improvements typically do not translate into improved sport performance simply because the factors being improved are not the ones limiting performance. In contrast, practice that can improve factors on which non-experts are systematically inferior to experts (such as pattern recognition, anticipation, and level of automaticity) has the obvious potential to help hasten the skill acquisition and performance of non-experts. Perceptual training A number of perceptual training methods have the potential to improve the pattern recall/ recognition, anticipation, and decision-making skills of athletes, although the efficacy of these 9 INTRODUCTION different approaches is only quite recently being examined experimentally.

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