Competition Day Preparation Strategies of Strongman Athletes Survey

An Invitation

Hello strongman athletes. My name is Dr Paul Winwood and I have a passion for research and improving our understanding and knowledge of the sport of strongman. I invite you to take part in an exciting research project. The survey is called ‘Competition Day Preparation Strategies of Strongman Athletes’.

Please click and complete the survey anonymously:

The purpose of this study is to help improve our understanding of the competition day preparation strategies employed by strongman athletes. The information will benefit strongman athletes in regard to improving our understanding and knowledge of competition day strategies that are utilized to enhance strongman competition performance. We would be very grateful if you could take the time to fill out this survey. Please know that your participation is entirely voluntary and you will not be disadvantaged by not participating. We will seek to publish a summary of the findings of the study in a scientific journal, like the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. This research continues from our recent published research on the tapering practices of strongman atheletes:

You have been identified (through the use of Facebook and the internet) as a potential participant in this research because you are a strongman competitor, competing in strongman competitions at regional, national or international levels. Only strongman competitors who meet these criteria are eligible to participate in this study.

The on-line survey will take approximately 10 to 15 minutes for you to complete. The questions give you the opportunity to elaborate on the preparation strategies you utilize on strongman competition days. We would like you to answer as many questions as you can as your knowledge and experience in this field is important to us. We want to learn from your experience. The types of questions you will encounter will include; drop down boxes, check boxes, ranking, and text questions. You are asked to please select or tick which boxes are relevant. For text box questions please type your answer in.

An academic publication summarizing the study findings will be sought. The study data set will only be used for the purpose for which it has been collected. No individual’s will be identified and only summary data will be reported.

You will complete the survey anonymously as only a participant number will be associated with your answers. The researchers will not be able to identify you as a participant. There are no costs to you to participate in this research except for your time. The survey link will be active for a period of three months. During this time you are welcome to consider the invitation to take part in this research. By completing the questionnaire you have consented to participate in this research project. This also means that you have read and understood all the information contained in the participant information letter and have clarified any details prior to starting the research project.

The findings of the research will be made available once the report is complete on Research Gate. If you would like to know more about this research please contact: Dr Paul Winwood, Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, Faculty of Community Wellbeing and Development, Tauranga, New Zealand, This research was approved by the Toi Ohomai Research Committee (TRC 2017.056).


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