Are your athletes ready?
Before you start a competition as an athlete, you normally go through a short training phase in which you reduce the amount of training in order to recover from fatigue and to optimize physical and psychological adaptations. This phase is called tapering. The efficacy of a taper period to enhance performance has been widely demonstrated for short- and long-distance individual sports requiring a small number of performance peaks during a season, such as triathlon, swimming, and cycling. Although the scientific literature is less abundant, available reports suggest that a taper could also be beneficial for athletes performing in team sports. You might think now that if it works in one sport, why shouldn’t it work in the other. You also have to run in team sports, but unfortunately the performance factors are a little more complex here. Such as repeated-sprint ability, change of direction, sport-specific skills and so on. Therefore, an appropriate taper plan must consider the complex interplay between these neuromuscular and metabolic factors to optimize performance.
Team sport athletes often require a high number of performance peaks during the season. In the context of team sports, tapering strategies have been implemented at the end of the pre-season, to better prepare players for the first official match and also been used successfully within the season, at the end of a 3–4 weekmesocycle, with the aim of targeting especially relevant matches.
But what are the best taper methods to optimize performance before competition? What are the correct adjustments in terms of tapering duration, training intensity, volume and frequency reduction? Which cogs are excellent trainers turning here? And what does science say about it?
Our new ONLINETALK format offers you insights into this topic from both the scientific and the practical side. World class sports scientists and coaches are talking about the current level of knowledge in science, the practical usability in everyday training, the reliability of the method or system, the alternatives and future expectations. They will share their expertise and personal experience with you.
The ONLINETALK splits up in three 90-minute slots and a 60-minute Q&A session with all three speakers. You can ask questions during the whole talk and we are looking forward to some awesome discussions between the experts at the end.
Inigo Mujika, PhD (ESP)
John Kiely (GBR)
Alberto Mendez-Villanueva, PhD (ESP)
(More information coming soon!)
Titel: TP Series – Planning for Peak Performance – tapering, recovery strategies, etc. (ONLINETALK)
Duration: SA: 03:00-09:30 PM (UTC/GMT +2)
- Live Ticket: €59
- Standard Ticket: €89
- Premium Ticket: €119
There are 3 types of tickets. At the moment only the standard ticket can be booked via Courseticket. If you prefer the Live or Premium Ticket, just write us an email!