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“Tapering” to Reach Your Athletic Goals

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Posted: Mar 14, 2012 | by admin | 0 Comment

athletic injury, rehabilitation, recovery, post-surgery, physical therapy, sports medicine, healthy joints and bones, Virginia Orthopaedic and Spine SpecialistsTapering can be defined as a technique of systematically decreasing training to facilitate a physiologic fitness peak.

In order to be able to complete the expected goal during an event, Dr. Luciano-Perez explores how the training load should be reduced and still be effective by managing variables such as volume, duration, intensity, and training frequency.  A number of studies have indicated that stopping training all together or long breaks in training can ruin the physical fitness and performance achieved during the period of training.

Dr. Ernesto Luciano-Perez specializes in Sports Medicine, Arthroscopic Surgery and General Orthopaedics. He received his board certification in 1993 from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Luciano-Perez’s affiliations and memberships include Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, Arthroscopy Association of North America, American Medical Association, Virginia Orthopaedic Society and Southern Orthopaedic Association. Read more of Dr. Luciano-Perez’s orthopaedics and sports medicine articles.

If you’re training for a marathon, like the upcoming Yuengling Shamrock Marathon, which Dr. Luciano-Perez is overseeing as Medical Director, our experts will be able to help you get the most out of your final weeks. Contact us today about our full continuum of sports-related orthopaedic care.

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