Sarah Moseley |

Tapering: peaking for performance

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.

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