In one of the most well-known studies on
Creative Visualization in sports,
Russian scientists compared four
Olympic athletes in terms of their training schedules:
Group 1: 100% physical training;
Group 2: 75% physical training with
25% mental training;
Group 3: 50% physical training with
50% mental training;
Group 4: 25% physical training with
75% mental training.
Group 4, with 75% of their time devoted to
mental training, performed the best.