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Thus, the very fact that the individual is "well motivated" is not in itself sufficient to secure optimum performance at least in so far as skill is involved, although in other respects it may be the deciding factor that removes the factors limiting maximum effort—which brings about the process of "sensory de-inhibition". It seems that no all-embracing answer can be vouchsafed to the question of why individual people become physically fit and take up sport. It is clear that for the majority satisfaction and fulfilment accrue directly therefrom, and indeed for the others there 36 PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS may paradoxically be fulfilment in failure.

WARM DOWN Warm down has nothing whatever to do with warm up, but is a practice founded on sound biological principles. For some unaccountable reason it is far less frequently practised and yet is just as important, if not more so, than warm up. Perhaps one reason why warm down is not practised more often after competition is that facilities are seldom available. Shortly after an event the prizewinners are shepherded away to the presentations and to meet the press, while the less fortunate are chased out of the arena to make way for participants in succeeding events.

By a process of training, adaptation to this proprioceptive effect can be achieved with consequent increase in effective range of 49 "WARM U P " movement and flexibility. Now although this adaptation is secured by training it is possible that it is not secured absolutely, and that therefore it is necessary at least to some extent to renew it on every occasion that the movement pattern is attempted. Put another way, this adaptation begins to be lost even if only to a minimal extent as soon as the appropriate activity is discontinued.

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