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Vision Training. Changing the Perception

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Being in the right place at the right time would greatly facilitate our lives. Which stays true if we refer to sports. The ability to anticipate the location in the space, at a given time, of a moving object is defined as anticipatory timing. This ability to anticipate can be trained and improved. One of the methods used for this purpose is stroboscopic training (Mitroff, 2012). Where the use of special glasses that alternate between opaque and transparent lenses forces the performance of athletes in sub-optimal conditions (vision training). Training under stringent conditions can produce improvements in athletic performance.

As humans, our visual experiences are constituted by the entry of a constant and uninterrupted flow of information. The visual system transforms this information into the perception of movement and shape. The strobe vision interrupts this continuous flow of information and, therefore, reduces the necessary feedback information to guide the movement that is being executed at that time. Under reduced visual conditions, individuals are forced to make better use of the visual information available, which could improve perceptual and attentional skills that are basic in visual-motor control (Appelbaum, 2012).

Many studies are devoted to research of stroboscopic training (vision training), and many benefits are provided by this training. Appelbaum (2011 and 2012) suggests that stroboscopic training improves visual and attentional skills, while Mitroff (2012) found improvements in the timing in advance. These attentional and visual changes translate into improved athletic performance. In addition, they found that training in conditions of reduced vision improves the way to store information in short-term memory. This improvement in memory would influence a successful motor planning (Appelbaum, 2012).

The difference between an expert and a novice lies in how to capture and process information. The faster processing, the more time is available for planning the strategy. Stroboscopic training is an excellent tool to improve perceptual abilities and thereby improve athletic performance.

FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE …

Focusing the objective to improve the quality of perception, for which we recommend:

Including exercise routines perceptual training (vision training).

Practicing them regularly and with increasing intensity.

Using stroboscopic tools will accelerate improving perception. Join our training group to test the benefits of this methodology. www.elitennis.com

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