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Tapering for Team Sports

Iñigo Mujika

Iñigo Mujika, PhD, is a lecturer in the department of physiology, faculty of medicine and odontology, at the University of the Basque Country in Leioa, Spain. Previously, Mujika was also the head of the department of research and development at the Spanish professional football team Athletic Club Bilbao. As a researcher, sport science practitioner, and coach, Mujika is widely considered one of the most respected experts on tapering and peaking for optimal performance. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Tapering and Peaking for Optimal Performance

Human Kinetics, 2009

Ebook Chapter

...As we have seen in chapter 8, there are some unique aspects of tapering and peaking in team sports that coaches and athletes should always keep in mind. Team sport performance requires a perfect balance between physical, physiological...