Eric, Brad, and Alberto discuss what a taper is, why they work, and how to run one.
What is the difference between a deload and a taper? How do you adjust volume and intensity during a taper? What do the coaches take into consideration when setting up an athlete’s taper? Do the coaches ever taper lifts differently and if so, how? What percentage increase in strength does a good taper typically result in? Why is it helpful for physique athletes to understand the concepts discussed in this episode?
The answers to these questions, plus many more are covered in this conversation.
7:57- How to approach training the week after a meet
14:15- A deload is a stop. A taper is a step backwards
25:03- The dose-response relationship in regard to heavy sets and strength
28:37- How to adjust volume and intensity during a taper
52:36- Tapering lifts differently
1:03:42- How does this conversation apply to physique athletes
1:12:17- Final thoughts
Selected Links From This Episode
Vault VIP Membership- https://www.3dmjvault.com/bundles/vip
3DMJ Podcast Ep. #103: Overtraining & Overreaching- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyxW9EMCCEE&t=2s
Iron Culture Podcast Ep. #115: Tapering For Strength: What You Probably Don’t Know- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEPIDoPZYZU
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