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1 A concept that suggests that in a movement consisting of a number of components occurring in a sequence, termination of early components results in sensory feedback, which acts as a stimulus initiating the next component, and so on until the movement is completed.

2 A method of learning a skill consisting of several actions linked in a series in which the completion of each action initiates the next action (for example, a floor routine in gymnastics). The components are learnt in the same sequence as they are performed. Compare backward chaining method.

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.


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