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Tapering

Taper, or tapering, refers to the reduction of exercise before a competition or race. Tapering is believed to be essential for best performance and can take from as little to a week to two or three weeks.

Protective Factor
0 effects
Measured in session

Recommended Dosage

Reduce the volume of training for 10 days by at least 50%

Related to Tapering

Tapering Health Benefits

OutcomesEffectEvidenceReferences

Exercise Performance Musculoskeletal outcome
Exercise Perfor...
Musculoskeletal

Minor Increase

Evidence: High

1 study

Running speed Musculoskeletal outcome
Running speed
Musculoskeletal

Notable Increase

Evidence: High

3 studies

Aerobic Exercise Capacity Musculoskeletal outcome
Aerobic Exercis...
Musculoskeletal

Notable Increase

Evidence: High

3 studies

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