chapter  31
Performance routines in sport – meaning and practice
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A search for the meaning of the term routine in the Oxford Dictionary yields the following: “a fi xed and regular way of doing things” (Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary, 1992, p. 1103). Looking at another version of the Oxford Dictionary (Concise Oxford Dictionary, 1984) yields the following: “a regular course of procedure, unvarying performance of certain acts” (p. 910). Not surprisingly, in both sources examples from the domain of sport are given to illustrate the meaning of the term routine, such as a set sequence of movements in a dance or some other physical performance.