Video-based training combined with flotation tank recovery does not improve three-point shooting in basketball

Markus J. Klusemann, Jonathon Headrick, Christos K. Argus, David B. Pyne, Adam D. Gorman, Eric J. Drinkwater

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Video-based training combined with flotation tank recovery may provide
an additional stimulus for improving shooting in basketball. A pre-post
controlled trial was conducted to assess the effectiveness of a 3 wk
intervention combining video-based training and flotation tank recovery
on three-point shooting performance in elite female basketball players.
Players were assigned to an experimental (n=10) and control group (n=9).
A 3 wk intervention consisted of 2 x 30 min float sessions a week which
included 10 min of video-based training footage, followed by a 3 wk
retention phase. A total of 100 three-point shots were taken from 5
designated positions on the court at each week to assess three-point
shooting performance. There was no clear difference in the mean change
in the number of successful three-point shots between the groups (-3%;
±18%, mean; ±90% confidence limits). Video-based training combined
with flotation recovery had little effect on three-point shooting
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-10
JournalInternational Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013
Externally publishedYes

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