British Rowing Sport Scientist Sarah Moseley explores the research behind tapering, to help get you in the best condition possible on any set day.
Mileage makes champions is a common phrase used in the rowing world and many rowers feel that ‘more is more’ when it comes to training. However, reducing your training load in the lead-up to competition can help to optimise performance.
During the competition phase, ‘tapering’ – i.e. strategically reducing your training load to enhance recovery and optimise performance – is an essential aspect of athlete preparation yet it is often overlooked.(more…)