Effects of taper on endurance cycling capacity and single muscle fiber properties.

@article{Neary2003EffectsOT,
  title={Effects of taper on endurance cycling capacity and single muscle fiber properties.},
  author={J Patrick Neary and Thomas P. Martin and H. Arthur Quinney},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  year={2003},
  volume={35 11},
  pages={1875-81}
}
PURPOSE It was hypothesized that metabolic adaptations in single muscle cells after a taper period are fiber type (I and II) specific and protocol regimen dependent. METHODS After 7-wk intensive endurance training, 22 male cyclists (VO2max=4.42 +/- 0.40 L.min(-1)) were randomly assigned to one of three 7-d taper groups: the control group (CON, N=7) continued weekly training, the first experimental group (INT) maintained training intensity but reduced duration (N=7), and the second… CONTINUE READING