Physiological effects of tapering and detraining in world-class kayakers.

  title={Physiological effects of tapering and detraining in world-class kayakers.},
  author={Jes{\'u}s Garc{\'i}a-pallar{\'e}s and L. S{\'a}nchez-medina and Carlos Esteban P{\'e}rez and Mikel Izquierdo-Gabarren and Mikel Izquierdo},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  volume={42 6},
PURPOSE This study analyzed changes in neuromuscular, body composition, and endurance markers during 4 wk of tapering and subsequent 5 wk of reduced training (RT) or training cessation (TC). METHODS Fourteen world-class kayakers were randomly assigned to either a TC (n = 7) or an RT group (n = 7). One-repetition maximum (1RM) strength, mean concentric velocity with 45% 1RM (V45%) in the bench press (BP) and prone bench pull (PBP) exercises, and body composition assessments were conducted at… 

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