Effects of tapering with light vs. heavy loads on track and field throwing performance.

@article{Zaras2014EffectsOT,
  title={Effects of tapering with light vs. heavy loads on track and field throwing performance.},
  author={Nikolaos D Zaras and Angeliki-Nikoletta E Stasinaki and Argyro A. Krase and Spyridon K Methenitis and Giorgos P Karampatsos and Giorgos Georgiadis and Konstantinos M Spengos and Gerasimos D. Terzis},
  journal={Journal of strength and conditioning research},
  year={2014},
  volume={28 12},
  pages={3484-95}
}
The purpose of the study was to investigate the effects of power training with light vs. heavy loads during the tapering phases of a double periodized training year on track and field throwing performance. Thirteen track and field throwers aged 16-26 years followed 8 months of systematic training for performance enhancement aiming at 2 tapering phases during the winter and the spring competition periods. Athletes performed tapering with 2 different resistance training loads (counterbalanced… CONTINUE READING