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  • #770

    Greg Tucker
    Participant

    What are others doing for taper?

    For us, we has a mini- two-day unload for our mid season meet. For our championships, we did three sets on Monday, two on Tues, one on Wed, easy swim on Thurs, meet on Friday/Saturday. We swam well, but looking to refine.

    Too much? Too little?

    Greg Tucker
    #USRPT

    #774

    Rick
    Participant

    Greg, we did pretty much the same thing. They had Friday and Saturday off, so we did regular 3 sets on Mon. and cut it back by one like you did. Results were solid. All but 2 pb swims at districts. Interested in what others have experienced too.

    #781
    billratio
    billratio
    Participant

    I haven’t been doing it long enough to taper yet. Just curious if you’ve both seen Dr. Rushall’s article on peaking and if so, why haven’t you tried that method?

    http://coachsci.sdsu.edu/swim/bullets/45d%20PEAKING.pdf

    "Most people have the will to win. Few have the will to prepare to win."

    #782

    oldschoolc
    Participant

    I don’t know what “we swam well” or “results were solid” means. Percent improvement is easy to figure.
    Over an 8 week span of prelim/final meets we used 25% reduction on Wed and another 25% reduction on Thursday, so 50% over 2 days no reduction in number of sets. We had LTB of 77.35%, 63.88%, 65.73% and 66.72%, which when taken into account this is the same group of swimmers is not bad.

    After each week we went right back to work at previous numbers.

    I don’t get Dr. Rushall, in one bulletin he talks about slight reductions a couple of days before the meet due to the fact that the system is “auto-regulating” and then comes out with another bulletin saying try 2 weeks.

    "Only in America. Dream in red, white and blue"

    #784

    Greg Tucker
    Participant

    68 percent lifetime beats at end of year meet. That’s on top of 75 percent personal beats at a meet three weeks earlier in a lightening fast pool.

    Should have included the numbers in my “swam well” comment.

    I also forgot to add that we dropped reps in the taper I described in my original message.

    Greg Tucker
    #USRPT

    #785

    oldschoolc
    Participant

    now we’re getting some where! If we don’t use numbers how do we know if USRPT is actually better than the “traditional” system?

    "Only in America. Dream in red, white and blue"

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