Nutritional Articles

Effect of tapered normal and interval training on performance of standardbred pacers

Published: 2002-12-31

Brief content of the article
The authors studied if reducing training load before a race enhances performance of horses like human athletes. It appeared that the mean speed and peak of the tapered group was faster. However, a considerable amount of these horses got injured. An earlier study with standardbreds revealed no effect of tapering.
Keywords: injury; periodisation; performance; time trial;training.

Reference
Shearman, J.P., Hamlin, M.J. and Hopkins, W.G.2002. Effect of tapered normal and interval training on performance of standardbred pacers. Equine vet. J. 34: 395-399.

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