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Going on holiday? Here’s how to minimise your fitness loss

Everyone needs a holiday at the end of the season – but how can you keep up your fitness levels? The GBRT Sports Science Team provide advice

A holiday can have a recuperative effect but if you have a prolonged break, with no training at all, then you can expect to see a significant decline in fitness.

Incorporating some training into your break will reduce fitness loss, although this does depend on the level that you compete at. The fitter you are, the sooner you will notice signs of detraining. So an elite athlete may need to schedule less time off compared to a more novice athlete to limit the impact next season.

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