Precompetition taper and nutritional strategies: special reference to training during Ramadan intermittent fast.

@article{Mujika2010PrecompetitionTA,
  title={Precompetition taper and nutritional strategies: special reference to training during Ramadan intermittent fast.},
  author={I{\~n}igo Mujika and Anis Chaouachi and Karim Chamari},
  journal={British journal of sports medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={44 7},
  pages={495-501}
}
A marked reduction in the training load in the lead-up to major competitions allows athletes to reduce the fatigue induced by intense training and improve competition performance. This tapered training phase is based on the reduction in training volume while maintaining pretaper training intensity and frequency. In parallel to training load reductions, nutritional strategies characterised by lowered energy intakes need to be implemented to match lowered energy expenditure. The Ramadan… CONTINUE READING

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