Tapering and Peaking for Optimal Performance

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This first-ever book devoted to the subject presents current scientific data on tapering, its physiological and psychological effects and how these effects relate to athletic performance. Featuring various training models and experiential knowledge, this book allows readers to design optimal tapering programmes for each athlete. Parts I and II of the text provides the reader with a clear understanding of the foundations, characteristics and physiological and psychological changes associated with tapering. Readers will explore performance implications of tapering, examine tapering with the use of mathematical models and learn the unique aspects of tapering for team sports. In part III of the book, 16 internationally known coaches and athletes share the tapering strategies that enabled them to succeed in major international competitions. This book is a powerful resource for athletes, coaches and sport scientists to use in dealing with the important tapering period of a training programme with increased confidence. By combining current scientific research with real-world examples, this text presents the most complete look at tapering available and it encourages further study of this vital and sometimes elusive aspect of training for success.

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Presents scientific data on tapering, its physiological and psychological effects and how these effects relate to athletic performance. Featuring various training models and experiential knowledge, this book allows readers to design optimal tapering programmes for each athlete.

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"In Tapering and Peaking for Optimal Performance, competitive athletes will finally find the scientific answers to all their practical questions about tapering. This book will provide a substantial advantage to coaches and
athletes."

Professor Tim Noakes
MBChB, MD, DSc, FACSM
Author of Lore of Running

"Tapering and Peaking for Optimal Performance bridges the gap from science to competition. Inigo Mujika tackles the critical issues of performance with ease and excellence."

Louise Burke, PhD, APD
Head of the department of sports nutrition
Australian Institute of Sport
Author of Practical Sports Nutrition

"This book comprehensively covers the tapering and peaking process. The author does a nice job of combining current research with common techniques used in the profession so that any athlete can use this information to achieve optimal performance."

--Doody's Book Review


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