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What Is a Taper?


A period of time within a training program where the athlete reduces the volume and intensity of his training in readiness for a targeted event or rest cycle. This method allows the body and mind to recover from training so that a maximal performance can be achieved during competition or extended periods of training.

The length of the tapering period is very important. Tapering for a suitable period of time will help improve performance, but if the tapering period is too long, an athlete will begin to lose fitness and his performance will suffer.

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