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Lifestyles and mindsets of Olympic, Paralympic and world champions : is an integrated approach the key to elite performance ? / Lauren Burns, Juanita Ruth Weiss...

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Weissensteiner, Juanita Ruth | Cohen, Marc | Burns, Lauren

Full title: Lifestyles and mindsets of Olympic, Paralympic and world champions : is an integrated approach the key to elite performance ? / Lauren Burns, Juanita Ruth Weissensteiner, Marc Cohen

The holy grail of any nation in the global sporting race is to better understand, replicate and sustain podium winning performances on the world stage. International sporting bodies advocate a holistic approach to the athletic profile and environmental and system-level factors required for world-class sporting performance, yet key lifestyle, relational, training and performance practices are commonly overlooked. This study aimed to explore the contribution, interplay, and impact of lifestyle and psychological factors among a sample of world-class, champion athletes. Open-ended, semistructured face-to-face interviews were conducted with 10 World, Olympic and Paralympic Champion athletes.

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