How to use Tapering to Optimize Performance

Posted by Caoimhe Morris on 01-Oct-2020 18:33:15

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The rationale behind tapering is simple: provide the athlete with appropriate recovery prior to performance. Tapering, in simple terms, means reducing the time (duration) and volume (distance or load) of training prior to match, game or competition day. Tapering periods depend heavily on the sport and competition period, however for the purpose of this blog we will speak in relation to field sports such as football and camogie that have competition or ‘peak’ days on a weekly basis in-season.

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Topics: Performance, Programming, S&C, Tapering, Periodization