oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Improved time-trial performance after tapering in well-trained cyclists
|Article Title||Improved time-trial performance after tapering in well-trained cyclists|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Sports Medicine|
|Affiliations||1 MRC/UCT Bioenergetics of Exercise Research Unit, Department of Physiology, University of Cape Town Medical School.|
|Publication Date||Jul 1999|
|Pages||10 - 14|
|Keyword(s)||Biceps, Blood lactate concentrations, Cannula, Cyclists, Electromechanically braked cycle ergometer, Impaired racing performance, Muscle glycogen concentrations, Physiological variables, Resistance, Subscapular, Supra-iliac skinfold measurements, Training volumes, Triceps, Velocity and Weighted torque balance|
Objective. The purpose of this study was to determine whether cycling performance improved during a 14-day taper, the time course of any improvement, and the possible physiological reasons for any change in performance. Design. Twenty trained male cyclists (> 250 km/wk) were randomly assigned either to a control group that continued training as usual, or to a reduced-training (tapering) group.
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