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SKU: 978-0-736-07484-1
Product Code: 18797

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Don't fall short before a competition - learn how to properly taper your workouts to maximize your performance. By helping you understand the foundations, characteristics, physiological and psychological changes associated with tapering, Tapering and Peaking for Optimal Performance can help you design your optimal program.

• Paperback
• 224 pages
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Part I: Scientific Basis of Tapering
• Chapter 1: Basics of Tapering
• Chapter 2: Taper-Associated Cardiorespiratory and Metabolic Changes
• Chapter 3: Taper-Associated Biochemical, Hormonal, Immunological Changes
• Chapter 4: Taper-Associated Psychological Changes

Part II: Tapering and Athletic Performance
• Chapter 5: Reduction of the Training Load
• Chapter 6: Designing the Taper for Performance Improvements
• Chapter 7: Insights from Mathematical Modeling
• Chapter 8: Unique Aspects of Team Sport Tapering

Part III: Elite Sports Figures on Tapering and Peaking
• Chapter 9: Tapering for Individual Endurance Sports
• Chapter 10: Tapering for Sprint and Power Events
• Chapter 11: Tapering for Precision Sports
• Chapter 12: Tapering for Team Sports

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