TRAINING VOLUME DECREASES PRODUCE AN EFFECTIVE TAPER
Zarkadas, P. C., Carter, J. B., & Bannister, E. W. (1994). Taper increases performance and aerobic power in triathletes. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 26(5), Supplement abstract 194.
Higher volume training in the immediate days preceding an event may be detrimental to performance while a slow decay in volume will have a beneficial effect on maximizing competition preparation. This is one strategy for manipulating the workload levels during a tapering procedure.
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