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Unique Aspects of Team Sport Tapering

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

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... and intensity, and competitive performance; second, these factors are much easier to isolate and quantify in comparison with the multifaceted nature of team sport’s physiological demands, training, and performance (Mujika 2007a). Team sports clearly...

Designing the Taper for Performance Improvements

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

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... section titled Meaningfulness of Tapering-Induced Performance Gains). In an observational investigation on Olympic swimmers, Mujika and colleagues (2002b) reported on performance change in 99 individual swimming events during the final 3...

Basics of Tapering

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

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... these top performances are associated with a marked reduction in the athletes’ training load during several days prior to the competition. This segment of reduced training is generally known as the taper (Mujika and Padilla 2003a).Understanding...

Taper-Associated Biochemical, Hormonal, Neuromuscular, and Immunological Changes

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

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... Costill et al. (1991) Swimmers 14-21 ↓ Competition ≈3.2 impr Flynn et al. (1994) Runners Swimmers 21 ↔ ↓ Treadmill time to exhaustion 23 m, 366 m time trial ↔ ≈3 impr Mujika et al. (1996d) Swimmers 28 ↓ 100-200 m competition 0.4-4.9...

Insights From Mathematical Modeling

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

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... in optimizing athletic performance (Busso 2003, Fitz-Clarke et al. 1991, Mujika et al. 1996a, Thomas and Busso 2005, Thomas et al. 2008, Thomas et al. in press). A systems model of training. All model variables are measured in the arbitrary...

Taper-Associated Psychological Changes

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

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... km simulated time trial 5.4 ↑ Coutts et al. (2007b) Triathletes 14 ↑ NR 3 km run time trial 3.9 ↑ NR = not reported; ↓ indicates decreased; ↑ indicates increased; ↔ indicates unchanged. Adapted, by permission, from I. Mujika, S....

Reduction of the Training Load

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

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... and performance adaptations, in other words, detraining (Mujika and Padilla 2000). Therefore, athletes and their coaches must determine the extent to which the training load can be reduced at the expense of the training variables while retaining...

Taper-Associated Cardiorespiratory and Metabolic Changes

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

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... changes are not yet completely understood. With the exception of two reports by Mujika and colleagues (Mujika 1998, Mujika et al. 2004), published reviews dealing with the physiological changes associated with the taper in athletes date back...

Tapering for Sprint and Power Events

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

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...Although the scientific knowledge about tapering and peaking for sprint and power events is less complete than that regarding endurance events, some valuable information has emerged in the last few years that can contribute to better...

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

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...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...