Effects and mechanisms of tapering in maximizing strengthStrength and Conditioning Journal
Date of this Version1-1-2015
Document TypeJournal Article
AbstractTapering for maximal strength requires reductions in training load to recover from the fatigue training. It is performed before important competitions to allow optimal performance at specific events. Recutions in training volume, with maintained or small increases in training intensity, seem most effective for improving muscular strength. Training cessation may also play a role, with less than 1 week being optimal for performance maintenance, and 2-4 days appearing to be optimal for enhance maximal muscular strength, improved performance may be related to more complete muscle recovery, greater neural actgivation, and an enhanced anabolic environment.
Citation InformationHayden Pritchard, J. W. L. Keogh, Matthew Barns and Michael R. McGuigan. "Effects and mechanisms of tapering in maximizing strength" Strength and Conditioning Journal Vol. 37 Iss. 2 (2015) p. 72 - 83 ISSN: 1524-1602
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