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Tapering for Competition
John Grace

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Athletes train to compete. More importantly, they train to win. Why else would they put in hours of training in a day just to come in second? Whether an athlete’s season is three competitions or 20 competitions long, they should be at their peak performance levels for those few competitions that are the most important to have the best chance to come away with a victory. One way coaches can help ensure athletes are physically ready is a taper period.

A taper is a period of t...



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