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Physical Fitness and Performance Scientific Bases for Precompetition Tapering Strategies

  title={Physical Fitness and Performance Scientific Bases for Precompetition Tapering Strategies},
  author={S. Padilla}
The taper is a progressive nonlinear reduction of the training load during a variable period of time, in an attempt to reduce the physiological and psychological stress of daily training and optimize sports performance. The aim of the taper should be to minimize accumulated fatigue without compromising adaptations. This is best achieved by maintaining training intensity, reducing the training volume (up to 60 –90%) and slightly reducing training frequency (no more than 20%). The optimal… Expand

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