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Peaking for optimal performance: Research limitations and future directions

Pyne, David; Mujika, Inigo; Reilly, Thomas


A key element of the physical preparation of athletes is the taper period in the weeks immediately preceding competition. Existing research has defined the taper, identified various forms used in contemporary sport, and examined the prescription of training volume, load, intensity, duration, and type (progressive or step). Current limitations include: the lack of studies on team, combative, racquet, and precision (target) sports; the relatively small number of randomized controlled trials; the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Sports Sciences
DOI: 10.1080/02640410802509136


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