TAPER RESTORES POWER IN 7-10 DAYS IN SWIMMERS
Trinity, J. D., Pahnke, M. D., & Coyle, E. F. (2005). Maximal power measured during a taper in collegiate swimmers. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 37(5), Supplement abstract 249.
This investigation measured power, torque, velocity, and swimming performance during a 14-21 day taper. Ss (M = 24; F = 22) were divided into groups that tapered for men's and women's conference and national collegiate meets.
Power and torque improved significantly in the first 7-10 days of taper. Swimming performance was related to both measures in all groups.
Implication. Taper rejuvenates power and torque in the first 7-10 days of swimming preparations for competitions.
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