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Tapering and Peaking for Optimal Performance

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780736074841
Author(s): Inigo Mujika
Format: Paperback
Year: 2009
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Dimensions: 213 x 277 x 15 (w x l x h)
Pages: 210
Pages: 18-99

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"Tapering and Peaking for Optimal Performance" offers in-depth discussion of the science, strategy, and program design of the tapering phase of training. 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 programs for each athlete.

Though most coaches and sport scientists are aware of the key role of tapering in preparation for competition, many tapering programs are developed by a trial-and-error process, often leading athletes to fall short of their optimal performance. In "Tapering and Peaking for Optimal Performance," author Inigo Mujika, one of the foremost researchers on tapering in sport, presents various models and explains current scientific data on tapering and its effects on physiological and psychological factors that support or hinder performance. Using this information, coaches, athletes, and sport scientists will be able to do the following:

Design optimal tapering plans specific to athletes and the competition.Set realistic performance goals for competition.Avoid negative outcomes associated with a deficient tapering program.Parts I and II of the text provide the academic reader with a clear understanding of
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